Rothmannia urcelliformis (Schweinf. ex Hiern) Bullock ex Robyns

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Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Genaina Guesthouse

Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Genaina Guesthouse

Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Genaina Guesthouse

Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Genaina Guesthouse

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Synonyms: Gardenia tigrina Hiern
Common names: Forest rothmannia (English) Mutamba webungu (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small to medium-sized tree. Leaves opposite, lanceolate to elliptic, glossy dark green, veining conspicuous on the under surface. Domatia present. Flowers solitary, axillary, trumpet-shaped, creamy-white with reddish markings in the throat. Fruits spherical, blackish when ripe, distinctly scarred by the old calyx limb.
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Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 6 March 2009
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 655 - 656.

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

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 79. as Gardenia tigrina

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 168.


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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: Rothmannia urcelliformis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155420, retrieved 7 December 2016

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