Keetia venosa (Oliv.) Bridson

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Keetia venosa

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Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

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Synonyms: Canthium venosum (Oliv.) Hiern
Plectronia venosa Oliv.
Common names: Raisin-fruit keetia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Evergreen liane or scrambling shrub. Leaves opposite, oblong-elliptic, 4.5-14 cm long, glossy dark green, mostly glabrous except for some hairs on the veins below, domatia present but inconspicuous; base usually rounded or very shallowly cordate; net-veining, perpendicular to the midrib, conspicuous on both surfaces. Stipules triangular,abruptly tapering into a linear tip. Often smaller almost round leaves are present at the base of lateral branchlets. Flowers in dense axillary clusters, creamy-white. Fruit in clusters, sometimes slightly 2-lobed, hairless, black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: venosa: conspicuously veined
Habitat: In margins of evergreen forest and along streams.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1525 m
Flowering time:Feb - Oct
Worldwide distribution: From Tropical West Africa to Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 25 May 2008
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 365 - 367.

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

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 30 - 31. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 164.


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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: Keetia venosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156050, retrieved 25 June 2016

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