Chazaliella abrupta (Hiern) E.M.A. Petit & Verdc.
var. abrupta

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Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along numbered trail, Mphingue, Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along numbered trail, Mphingue, Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

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Synonyms: Psychotria abrupta Hiern
Psychotria madandensis S. Moore
Common names: False bird-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Normally a shrub, possibly rarely a small tree. Bark very pale, whitish-grey, corky. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, simple, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, up to 20 cm, pale green, often with a bronze tinge below; domatia very reduced or absent; stipule ovate or triangular, 2 mm with several teeth. Flowers in terminal clusters, white fading to yellow; corolla c. 8 mm in diameter; lobes spreading. Fruit an ellipsoid drupe, slightly ribbed when dry.
Notes:
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Habitat: On sandy soils in forest, woodland and thicket, often at the base of rocky hills and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1350 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Also Angola.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
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Images last updated: Friday 25 May 2007
Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 35 - 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: Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156500, retrieved 30 July 2016

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