Heinsia crinita (Afzel.) G. Taylor
subsp. parviflora (K. Schum. & K. Krause) Verdc.

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Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

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Synonyms: Gardenia crinita Afzel.
Common names: Jasmine-gardenia (English) Small false gardenia (English)
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub up to 3 m. Leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, hairless except for some hairs on the midrib and small domatia below. Flowers sweetly scented; terminal, solitary or in few-flowered clusters, white with a yellow fringe of hairs in the throat; corolla tube long and narrow. Fruit ellipsoid, with a crown of persistent, leaf-like calyx lobes, orange when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crinita: with tufts of hairs;
parviflora: small-flowered (when compared to the West African subsp. crinita)
Habitat: In riverine fringes and thickets, mostly on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Monday 23 February 2015
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 439 - 440.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1072.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 276. As Heinsia crinita

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 72.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 626 - 627. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 97.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 272 - 273. (Includes a picture).


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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: Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155630, retrieved 1 July 2016

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