Rutidea fuscescens Hiern
subsp. fuscescens

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Rutidea fuscescens subsp. fuscescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Rutidea fuscescens subsp. fuscescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Rutidea fuscescens subsp. fuscescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

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Synonyms: Pavetta zombana K.Schum.
Common names: Single tail (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A scrambling shrub or a true liane. Bark greyish and flaking, revealing a reddish-brown layer underneath. Leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, glossy dark green above, sparsely to densely hairy below. Stipules long and needle-like. Flowers in almost round terminal clusters, white or cream. The style is distinctly exserted. Fruits yellow to red, spherical, crowned with the persistent calyx lobes. Compare with Rutidea orientalis.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 370 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania and DRC southwards to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 25 May 2007
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 625 - 626.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 252. (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. As Rutidea fuscescens

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 169.


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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: Rutidea fuscescens subsp. fuscescens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156390, retrieved 30 September 2016

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