Empogona kirkii Hook. f.
subsp. kirkii

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Empogona kirkii subsp. kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Odzani Bridge

Empogona kirkii subsp. kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Odzani Bridge

Empogona kirkii subsp. kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Odzani Bridge

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Synonyms: Tricalysia allenii (Stapf) Brenan
Tricalysia junodii (Schinz) Brenan var. kirkii (Hook. f.) Robbr.
Common names: Northern fluffy-flowered jackal-coffee (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Somewhat scrambling shrub, rarely a small tree. Leaves opposite, variable in shape and size, mostly broadly elliptic to ovate, velvety hairy on the undersurface. Flowers bell-shaped in 1-5 flowered clusters, borne on distinct axillary stalks, appearing before or with the new leaves. Corolla white, often tinged pink with long, fluffy hairs in the throat. Fruit almost round, crowned with the remains of the calyx, hairy black when ripe.
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Habitat: In riverine thickets and open deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1220 m
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Caprivi-Namibia, Botswana and Limpopo, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 12 June 2006
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 620. as Tricalysia junodii

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

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

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

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 junodii kirkii


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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 kirkii subsp. kirkii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155550, retrieved 25 May 2016

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