Oxyanthus goetzei K. Schum.
subsp. goetzei

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Oxyanthus goetzei subsp. goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Oxyanthus goetzei subsp. goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Oxyanthus pallidus sensu R.B. Drumm.
Oxyanthus swynnertonii S. Moore
Common names: Wild loquat (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Evergreen shrub. Leaves opposite, elliptic, shiny dark green, with a drip tip; hairless except for stiff hairs on the mid rib beneath. Inflorescences on the upper nodes of branches, 1-9 white flowers with long greenish corolla tubes up to 11 cm.
Derivation of specific name: goetzei: after Walter Goetze (1872-1899), German naturalist, explorer, photographer and collector of botanical and zoological specimens in Tanzania.
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Images last updated: Thursday 22 December 2005

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 682 - 684.

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oxyanthus goetzei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oxyanthus goetzei
The Plant List (version 1.1): Oxyanthus goetzei
Tropicos: Oxyanthus goetzei

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Oxyanthus goetzei subsp. goetzei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155450, retrieved 18 December 2017

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