Fadogia tetraquetra K. Krause
var. tetraquetra

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Fadogia tetraquetra var. tetraquetra

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Fadogia tetraquetra var. tetraquetra

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Fadogia tetraquetra var. tetraquetra

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Fadogia tetraquetra var. tetraquetra

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

Fadogia tetraquetra var. tetraquetra

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the road from Nyanga to Troutbeck

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Synonyms: Fadogia mucronulata Robyns
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex growing from a stout woody rhizome. Stems up to 7, unbranched, 3-4-angled, 20-100 cm tall, mostly hairless in this variety. Leaves 3-6 whorled, more or less broadly oblong-elliptic, 4-11 cm long, discolorous, paricularly when dried, hairless in this variety; petiole 1-2.5 mm long. Inflorescences in 3-9-flowered in the leaf axils. Corolla greenish-yellow to honey-coloured. Fruit 6-7 mm long subglobose.
Notes: See var. grandiflora for comparison
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Open grassland, hillsides and Brachystegia woodland, on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 1860 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland andLimpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 4 September 2013
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 270 - 271.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 402 - 403. (Includes a picture).

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.


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African Plant Database: Fadogia tetraquetra
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Fadogia tetraquetra
Tropicos: Fadogia tetraquetra
West African Plants database: Fadogia tetraquetra


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 tetraquetra var. tetraquetra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156150, retrieved 10 December 2016

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