Oxyanthus speciosus DC.
subsp. stenocarpus (K. Schum.) Bridson

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Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

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Synonyms: Oxyanthus gerrardii Sond.
Common names: Whipstick loquat (English) Whipstick tree (English)
Status: Native
Evergreen shrub or small tree with horizontal branches. Leaves opposite, elliptic to narrowly ovate, dark green, leathery, lateral veins indented above, glabrous except for tufted domatia. Flowers greenish-white, in dense heads long slender corolla tubes up to 7 cm. Fruit ellipsoid to spindle-shaped, crowned with the persistent calyx lobes, yellow when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: speciosus: showy, good-looking
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 20 August 2006

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 165.


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Flora of Malawi: Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus

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African Plant Database: Oxyanthus speciosus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Oxyanthus speciosus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oxyanthus speciosus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oxyanthus speciosus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oxyanthus speciosus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Oxyanthus speciosus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxyanthus speciosus
Ispot Southern Africa : Oxyanthus speciosus
JSTOR Plant Science: Oxyanthus speciosus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oxyanthus speciosus
Tropicos: Oxyanthus speciosus
West African Plants database: Oxyanthus speciosus

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: Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155470, retrieved 24 May 2016

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