Pavetta schumanniana F. Hoffm. ex K. Schum.

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Pavetta schumanniana

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Cleveland Dam

Pavetta schumanniana

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Entrance road just outside Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Pavetta schumanniana

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Domboshawa

Pavetta schumanniana

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Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Pavetta schumanniana

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Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Pavetta schumanniana

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Picnic area, Haka Game Park, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Chifukawi (Shona) Chinama (Shona) Chipindura chiduku (Shona) Chitunguru (Shona) Chityorabadza (Shona) Mufuramhembwe (Shona) Murambagaka (Shona) Murunganyama (Shona) Musauti (Shona) Muwana (Shona) Mwenje (Shona) Nyapuna (Shona) Nyaputa (Shona) Poison bride's-bush (English) Poison pavetta (English) Umbodzani (Ndebele)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small semi-deciduous tree. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, crowded towards the ends of branches, obovate with a rounded or emarginate apex; upper surface with rough hairs, lower surface greyish velvety, dotted with dark bacterial nodules. Flowers white, sweetly scented, in dense, rounded axillary heads.
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Habitat: In miombo and other types of deciduous woodland and wooded grassland. Also on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 24 July 2016
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 588 - 589.

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.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 623. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 98.

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 36 - 37. (Includes a picture).


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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 schumanniana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156360, retrieved 28 August 2016

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