Pavetta gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.[Agg]

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Pavetta gardeniifolia

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Kutsaga

Pavetta gardeniifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kutsaga

Pavetta gardeniifolia

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Kutsaga

Pavetta gardeniifolia

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Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Pavetta gardeniifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Pavetta gardeniifolia

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Khami Ruins

Pavetta gardeniifolia

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11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

Pavetta gardeniifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

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Synonyms: Pavetta assimilis Sond.
Pavetta rhodesiaca Bremek.
Common names: Common pavetta (English) Stink-leaf bride's bush (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite or in fascicles on small lateral spurs, obovate to oblanceolate, showing scattered linear or near-circular, dark bacterial nodules. Leaves have an unpleasant smell when crushed. Domatia absent. Stipules triangular, 2-5 mm. Flowers in terminal heads on leafless branchlets, white or cream, strongly scented. Corolla tube up to 1.5 cm long; lobes c. 7 mm long; style exserted up to 10 mm. Capsules in clusters, subspherical, shiny black, crowned with the persistent remains of the calyx.
Notes: Two varieties are both widespread in Zimbabwe: var. gardeniifolia has the leaves, flowering branchlets and stalks hairless; var. subtomentosa K. Schum. has rough hairs on the leaves, stalks and branchlets.
Derivation of specific name: gardeniifolia: with leaves like a Gardenia
Habitat: In open woodland, often among rocks, on granite kopjes and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 8 September 2006
Literature:

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

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 80. As Pavetta assimilis


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West African Plants database: Pavetta gardeniifolia


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 gardeniifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164370, retrieved 8 December 2016

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