Psydrax livida (Hiern) Bridson

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Psydrax livida

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Christon Bank

Psydrax livida

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Christon Bank

Psydrax livida

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Christon Bank

Psydrax livida

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Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Psydrax livida

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Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Psydrax livida

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Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Psydrax livida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Psydrax livida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Psydrax livida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Canthium huillense Hiern
Canthium wildii (Suess.) Codd
Plectronia wildii Suess.
Common names: Green-twigs quar (English) Munyingahonye (Shona) Muvengahonye (Shona) Umhlahlampethu (Ndebele)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous shrub or small tree. Branches opposite and horizontal, green. Leaves usually on the young branches, opposite, held in one plane, ovate, dull green, sometimes with a greyish sheen, 4-5 pairs of lateral veins distinctly paler, raised below. Flowers in axillary clusters, unpleasantly scented; corolla pale cream; lobes reflexed. Fruits in clusters, subspherical, 4-6 mm, blackish when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: livida: blue or lead-coloured; probably referring to the leaves.
Habitat: In woodland, scrub and in riverine fringes.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution: From Kenya and DRC to Angola and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Content last updated: Sunday 25 August 2013
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 618 - 619. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Psydrax livida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155990, retrieved 23 December 2014

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