Afrocanthium racemulosum (S. Moore) Lantz
var. racemulosum

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Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapú, Machamba Experimental, 3.8 km NE from junction of roads EN1 and 213 close to the EN1.

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapú, Machamba Experimental, 3.8 km NE from junction of roads EN1 and 213 close to the EN1.

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapú, Machamba Experimental, 3.8 km NE from junction of roads EN1 and 213 close to the EN1.

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Synonyms: Canthium racemulosum S. Moore var. racemulosum
Canthium schliebenlistii sensu Vollesen
Common names: River-valley rock alder (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark grey, flaking in small scales. Leaves in pairs at the ends of branches and short lateral shoots, elliptic to (rarely) almost round, glabrous or somewhat hairy with 7-7 pairs of lateral veins; domatia inconspicuous. Flowers in many flowered pedunculate heads, borne on leafless nodes of last years growth, pale green to yellowish. Fruit appearing almost square, bilobed at the apex, yellowish, edible.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring in hot low altitude woodland, often in river valley vegetation and on termite hills.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 327 - 328. as Canthium racemulosum racemulosum


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Flora of Malawi: Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum
Flora of Mozambique: Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

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African Plant Database: Afrocanthium racemulosum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Afrocanthium racemulosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Afrocanthium racemulosum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Afrocanthium racemulosum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Afrocanthium racemulosum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Afrocanthium racemulosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Afrocanthium racemulosum
Ispot Southern Africa : Afrocanthium racemulosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Afrocanthium racemulosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Afrocanthium racemulosum
Tropicos: Afrocanthium racemulosum
West African Plants database: Afrocanthium racemulosum


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: Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155950, retrieved 29 June 2016

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