Aidia micrantha (K. Schum.) Bullock ex F. White
var. msonju (K. Krause) Petit

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Aidia micrantha var. msonju

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe R., Aberfoyle Tea Estates

Aidia micrantha var. msonju

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe R., Aberfoyle Tea Estates

Aidia micrantha var. msonju

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

Aidia micrantha var. msonju

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyamkombe River, Aberfoyle, Honde Valley

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Synonyms: Randia micrantha K. Schum.
Randia msonju K. Krause
Common names: Aidia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large, somewhat scrambling shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, elliptic to lanceolate, glossy green with indented veins and entire but wavy margins. Flowers in few-flowered clusters along the branches, creamy white with sharply reflexed corolla lobes, white hairs in the throat, and a bright red stigma. Fruit spherical, orange to brown-black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: micrantha: small-flowered
Habitat: In riverine fringes and evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 320 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Monday 31 October 2011
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 630 - 632. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1051.

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 71.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 86.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 160. as Adia micrantha

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 461.


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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: Aidia micrantha var. msonju.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155310, retrieved 27 September 2016

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