Tarenna luteola (Stapf) Bremek.

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Tarenna luteola

Photo: Helen Pickering
Livingstone: drive past Bakota Sky (Sichinga Road 1974 map) about 500m further on, follow small bicycle path to the left for about 100m, on right

Tarenna luteola

Photo: Helen Pickering
Livingstone: drive past Bakota Sky (Sichinga Road 1974 map) about 500m further on, follow small bicycle path to the left for about 100m, on right

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Synonyms: Pavetta luteola Stapf
Common names: Chigonkololi (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Musikati (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Velvet-leaved butterspoon (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous shrub or small tree, up to 4 m tall, sometimes scrambling or climbing. Bark grey to brownish, often cracking and peeling; branchlets at opposite right angles or even bending backwards, occasionally spine-tipped near the base. Leaves opposite and often clustered at the ends of side branches, obovate to elliptic, up to 8.5 × 3.5 cm, softly velvety, particularly below; petiole 2-4 mm long; stipules hairy. Flowers in axillary and terminal heads, creamy-white. Fruit almost round, fleshy, c. 7 mm in diameter, crowned with the remains of the calyx, forming a conspicuous, whitish hairy ring.
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Habitat: In hot and dry river valleys and "jesse" bush.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Caprivi-Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Images last updated: Tuesday 31 August 2010
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 611.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 274.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 224.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tarenna luteola.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155220, retrieved 24 May 2016

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