Citharexylum spinosum L.

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Citharexylum spinosum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Garden, Harry Pichanick Dr., Harare

Citharexylum spinosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Citharexylum spinosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Citharexylum spinosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Citharexylum spinosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

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Synonyms: Citharexylum fruticosum L.
Citharexylum quadrangulare Jacq.
Common names: Fiddlewood (English) Lady chancellor tree (English)
Description: Dioecious shrub or tree to 15 m. Leaves opposite; petiole characteristically reddish-brown; lamina elliptic, glossy above; apex acute; base cuneate. Flowers white.
Notes: This species is included as a naturalised species on the strength of two specimens found in mainly exotic woodland in Mandara, Harare.

We have followed Méndez, I. (2001) in treating C. fruticosum as a synonym of C. spinosum. This is supported by The Plantlist (2013), Version 1.1. However, it should be noted that in FZ 8(7), p. 7, only Citharexylum fruticosum is named as a cultivated species occurring in the FZ area
Derivation of specific name: spinosum: spiny
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Worldwide distribution: Bermuda, Antilles, Venezuela and Guyana
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Sunday 24 August 2008
Literature:

Fernandes, R. (2005). Verbenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Page 7. As Citharexylum fruticosum

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Citharexylum spinosum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Citharexylum spinosum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Citharexylum spinosum
African Plant Database: Citharexylum spinosum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Citharexylum spinosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Citharexylum spinosum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Citharexylum spinosum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Citharexylum spinosum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Citharexylum spinosum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Citharexylum spinosum
iNaturalist: Citharexylum spinosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Citharexylum spinosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Citharexylum spinosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Citharexylum spinosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Citharexylum spinosum
Plants of the World Online: Citharexylum spinosum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Citharexylum spinosum
Tropicos: Citharexylum spinosum
Wikipedia: Citharexylum spinosum


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Citharexylum spinosum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=162340, retrieved 29 September 2020

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