Catunaregam taylorii (S. Moore) Bridson

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Catunaregam taylorii

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Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Catunaregam taylorii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Catunaregam taylorii

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By road in to Hippo Pools

Catunaregam taylorii

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Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Catunaregam taylorii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Catunaregam taylorii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Catunaregam taylorii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Catunaregam spinosa (Thunb.) Tirveng. subsp. taylorii (S. Moore) Verdc.
Randia vestita S. Moore
Xeromphis obovata sensu Codd
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree, armed with woody spines, usually in opposite pairs but sometimes alternate. Branches often spreading or trailing; young stems densely hairy and lenticellate. Leaves in clusters on short side shoots, just below the spines,usually young and just developing at time of flowering, obovate, 3-10 cm long, densely velvety on both surfaces, especially when young, veining indented above. Flowers in 1-3-flowered clusters, white, fading to yellow, sweetly scented. Fruit broadly ellipsoid, c. 2.5 cm in diameter, ribbed, velvety, crowned by the calyx lobes.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Various types of woodland, including Brachystegia, mopane and miombo, overgrazed land, grassland, in sandy soils and on granite outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 1525 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Katanga), Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 August 2013
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 644 - 645.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 275. As Xeromphis obovata

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 101. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 97. as Catunaregam spinosa subsp. spinosa

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 161. as Catunaregam spinosa subsp. Taylorii


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Catunaregam taylorii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155290, retrieved 26 July 2016

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