Pavetta umtalensis Bremek.

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Pavetta umtalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Forest, Vumba

Pavetta umtalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Pavetta umtalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Pavetta umtalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
John Meikle Forestry Estate, Stapleford

Pavetta umtalensis

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave Area, Chimanimani N.P.

Pavetta umtalensis

Photo: Neil Crouch
Red Wall Cave Area, Chimanimani N.P.

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Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark whitish to pale grey, smooth or finely cracked into squarish pieces. Leaves opposite, elliptic, up to c. 11 cm long, glossy dark green, hairless, with scattered, dot-like to elliptic bacterial nodules, hair-tuft domatia present. Inflorescences on short side branches, with 1-2 pairs of leaves near the apex. Flowers white to greenish-white, sweetly scented; corolla tube 4-7 mm long, slightly shorter than the lobes; style up to 2.5 cm long. Fruit c. 10 mm in diameter, round, glossy black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: umtalensis: of Umtali (now Mutare), a city and district in Eastern Zimbabwe.
Habitat: In montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Border mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2012
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Page 573.

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


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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 umtalensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156370, retrieved 29 August 2016

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