Empogona cacondensis (Hiern) J. Tosh & Robbr.

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Empogona cacondensis

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BR

Empogona cacondensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Empogona cacondensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

Empogona cacondensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

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Synonyms: Tricalysia cacondensis Hiern
Common names:
Frequency: Very local in Zimbabwe
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrubby suffrutex, up to 40 cm tall, growing from a woody rhizome and often forming dense patches. Leaves opposite, obovate to elliptic 3-9 cm long, somewhat dimorphic with some smaller and broader, leathery, hairless on both surfaces except for the base of the raised midrib above; veins raised above, more than beneath; domatia absent; margin recurved, entire; petiole 1.5-3 mm long. Inflorescences 1-5-flowered, in somewhat supra-axillary sessile clusters. Corolla white; tube 4-5 mm long, hairless outside and dense hairs in the throat; lobes 5, 4.5-7 mm long. Fruit ellipsoid to subglobose, white turning purple to blackish, 6-8 mm in diameter, crowned by the spreading to upward curving calyx lobes.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland on Kalahari sand
Altitude range: (metres) 930 - 1440 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, DRC (Katanga), Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 6 November 2011
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99. as Tricalysia cacondensis

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 224. as Tricalysia cacondensis


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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: Empogona cacondensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155500, retrieved 27 May 2016

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