Canthium oligocarpum Hiern
subsp. angustifolium Bridson

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Canthium oligocarpum subsp. angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Canthium oligocarpum subsp. angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Canthium oligocarpum subsp. angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Canthium oligocarpum subsp. angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Canthium oligocarpum subsp. angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Canthium oligocarpum subsp. angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Canthium oligocarpum subsp. angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

Canthium oligocarpum subsp. angustifolium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Canthium captum sensu Coates Palgrave
Common names: Chimanimani canthium (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark greyish, smooth; branches opposite, often with spines in 3's. Leaves opposite, along most of the branches, narrowly elliptic, up to c. 7.5 × 2.5 cm, hairless with paler lateral veins; domatia present. Flowers in 3-25-flowered heads, greenish-yellow. Fruit asymmetrically ovoid, up to 2.5 × 2 cm, 2-lobed, blackish.
Notes: Contrary to what is mentioned in most literature, this (sub)species is not restricted to the Chimanimani Mts but can be found in other parts of the Eastern Highlands as well as on Mt Gorongosa in Mozambique (Müller and Burrows, pers. comm., 2007).
Derivation of specific name: oligocarpum: with few fruits
angustifolium: with narrow leaves
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Friday 1 February 2008
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 330 - 331.


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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: Canthium oligocarpum subsp. angustifolium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155920, retrieved 24 August 2016

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