Tricalysia coriacea (Benth.) Hiern
subsp. angustifolia (J.G. Garcia) Robbr.

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Tricalysia coriacea subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhandar River below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Tricalysia coriacea subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhandar River below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Tricalysia coriacea subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhandar River below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Tricalysia coriacea subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhandar River below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Tricalysia coriacea subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mucandue River, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Tricalysia coriacea subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mucandue River, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Tricalysia coriacea subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mucandue River, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

Tricalysia coriacea subsp. angustifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mucandue River, Eastern Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Tricalysia nyassae Hiern var. angustifolia J.G. Garcia
Common names: Crown-fruited jackal-coffee (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Evergreen shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, elliptic to oblanceolate, up to 20 × 4 cm, leathery, olive-green, hairless, midrib and hairtuft domatia conspicuous below; margin entire, somewhat rolled under. Flowers in dense axillary clusters, waxy, white or creamy-pink, Fruit round, 6-10 mm in diameter, conspicuously crowned with the remains of the calyx, bright red when ripe.
Notes: - The distribution information on this taxon in Flora Zambesiaca Vol. 5-3 (Bridson & Verdcourt, 2003) appears to suggest that it is only known from the border mountains between Zimbabwe and Mozambique. However, not only the specimen in the photographs but also the actual holotype for subsp. angustifolia (Torre 3128, LISC) were recorded from the area of Mt Gorongosa.
- As this variety is only known from the border mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique and the lower slopes of Mt Gorongosa, it should be listed as a Near-endemic.
Derivation of specific name: coriacea: leathery, thick-leaved;
angustifolia: with narrow leaves
Habitat: Among rocks in riverine forest, always near water.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: (this variety) Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Saturday 18 July 2009
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 483 - 484.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1066.

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

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 74.


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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: Tricalysia coriacea subsp. angustifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155510, retrieved 29 September 2016

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