Pavetta klotzschiana K. Schum.

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Pavetta klotzschiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road no.1 near Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Pavetta klotzschiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road 11 Near Chitengo camp, Gorongosa National Park

Pavetta klotzschiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road 11 Near Chitengo camp, Gorongosa National Park

Pavetta klotzschiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road 11 Near Chitengo camp, Gorongosa National Park

Pavetta klotzschiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road 11 Near Chitengo camp, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Pavetta gracilis Klotzsch
Pavetta incana sensu R.B. Drumm.
Common names: Lower zambezi bride's Bush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub, 0.5 - 3 m. Leaves thinly textured, narrowly obovate with 7-9 pairs of lateral veins; bacterial nodules linear-elliptic or dot-like; domatia absent; stipules 2.5-4.5 mm, broadly triangular. Flowers in branched subumbellate heads on supporting branchlets with 2-3 pairs of leaves near the apex. Corolla white; tube slender 1-2 cm; lobes oblong, 5-6 mm, spreading. Fruit spherical, 5-8 mm, grey-green to black.
Notes: Similar to P. cataractarum S. Moore, but in Zimbabwe their distributions do not overlap.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On sandy and alluvial soils in riverine Acacia xanthophloea woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 550 m
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 7 April 2007
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 559 - 561.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 166.


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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: Pavetta klotzschiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156320, retrieved 28 September 2016

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