Tapiphyllum velutinum (Hiern) Robyns

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Tapiphyllum velutinum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Tapiphyllum velutinum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Tapiphyllum velutinum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Tapiphyllum velutinum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Tapiphyllum velutinum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Synonyms: Tapiphyllum vestitum Robyns
Common names: Mutandakashama (Shona) Umviyomaqaqa (Ndebele) Velvet-leaf (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark greyish-brown, flaking to reveal orange-red layer beneath. Young branches densely woolly. Leaves oblong to almost round, densely covered in woolly hairs, with conspicuous veining, grey-green, paler below. Flowers in axillary clusters, pale yellowish-green to bright yellow. Fruit spherical crowned by the persistent calyx lobes, densely covered in velvety hairs, yellow-brown when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: velutinum: velvety
Habitat: In open woodland often among rocks
Altitude range: (metres) 850 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 22 February 2013
Literature:

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 169.


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tapiphyllum velutinum
Ispot Southern Africa : Tapiphyllum velutinum
JSTOR Plant Science: Tapiphyllum velutinum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tapiphyllum velutinum
Tropicos: Tapiphyllum velutinum
West African Plants database: Tapiphyllum velutinum


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: Tapiphyllum velutinum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155780, retrieved 31 May 2016

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