Canthium inerme (L.f.) Kuntze

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Canthium inerme

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Synonyms: Canthium swynnertonii S. Moore
Canthium ventosum auct.
Common names: Turkey-berry (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Trees in open, sunny situations are often spineless, while forest specimens are armed with straight spines, particularly on young shoots. Leaves opposite, elliptic, light green above, much paler below. Flowers in dense axillary clusters, small, yellow-green. Fruit oblong-ovoid, glossy green, turning brown when when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: inerme: unarmed, without spines
Habitat: On rocky hillsides and in riverine and evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2150 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Spindasis natalensis (Food plant)
Heterorachis devocata (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Tuesday 18 October 2005
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 331 - 333. (Includes a picture).

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


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Canthium inerme
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West African Plants database: Canthium inerme


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: Canthium inerme.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155870, retrieved 29 August 2016

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