Fadogia homblei De Wild.

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Fadogia homblei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd before Bunga Forest, Vumba

Fadogia homblei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd before Bunga Forest, Vumba

Fadogia homblei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Fadogia homblei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

Fadogia homblei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Hadange Gorge, Chimanimani National Park

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Synonyms: Fadogia monticola Robyns
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Status: Native
Description:
Erect perennial herb with unbranched annual stems, normally up to 60 cm, occasionally taller. Leaves in whorls of 3-5, elliptic or lanceolate, shiny green above, covered in greyish white papillose hairs below. Inflorescences in 3-5-flowered whorls at the leaf nodes, creamy yellow to bright yellow. Fruit spherical, crowned with the persistent calyx limb, green, turning black when ripe.
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Habitat: In grassland and Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Gauteng, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
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Images last updated: Friday 11 May 2012
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Page 268.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 101.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 72.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 88.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 174 - 175. (Includes a picture).


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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fadogia homblei
Ispot Southern Africa : Fadogia homblei
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Fadogia homblei
Tropicos: Fadogia homblei
West African Plants database: Fadogia homblei


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: Fadogia homblei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156130, retrieved 28 May 2016

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