Pavetta radicans Hiern

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Pavetta radicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Reseach Station, Stapleford

Pavetta radicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Reseach Station, Stapleford

Pavetta radicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Reseach Station, Stapleford

Pavetta radicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road to Nyamuakwarara River, John Meikle Reseach Station, Stapleford

Pavetta radicans

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

Pavetta radicans

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

Pavetta radicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Small Bridge to Penhalonga

Pavetta radicans

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from Small Bridge to Penhalonga

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Synonyms: Pavetta cecilae N.E. Br.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or prostrate suffrutex, up to 45 cm tall, growing from a woody rhizome, rarely a small shrub up to 1.2 m. Leaves opposite mainly on the apical parts of short branches, oblanceolate, up to 7 × 2 cm, more or less sparsely pubescent on both surfaces; bacterial nodules small, dot-like, few and scattered; domatia absent; stipules triangular often with a hair-like tip 1-3 mm long. Inflorescences on short, leafless side branches, few-flowered, laterally compressed. Flowers white, sweetly scented; corolla tube slender 2-4.5 cm long, hairless or sparsely pubescent outside; not bearded at the throat; lobes lanceolate, 6-8 mm long, spreading to somewhat reflexed, with a small greenish apical mucro. Fruit 5-7 mm in diameter, glossy black, hairless to sparsely hairy.
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Habitat: Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 1 November 2011
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 591 - 592. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 248.


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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 radicans.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156350, retrieved 28 September 2016

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