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
Growth form(s):
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Images 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).

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 98.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 167.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 223.


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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: Psydrax livida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155990, retrieved 29 May 2016

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