Choristylis rhamnoides Harv.

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Choristylis rhamnoides

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Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Choristylis shirensis Baker f.
Common names: False dogwood (English) False shiny-leaf (English)
Frequency: Locally common in E Highlands
Status: Native
Usually a shrub with long drooping branches, sometimes scrambling or climbing. Leaves alternate, lighter underneath, margins serrate tipped with small black glands; young branches reddish-brown; flowers axillary in dense clusters, small, greenish-yellow.
Derivation of specific name: rhamnoides: resembling a species of Rhamnus
Habitat: A species of evergreen forest margins and rocky outcrops in associated grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Burundi, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Climber, tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Images last updated: Wednesday 2 November 2005

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Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 132 - 133. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 10.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 84.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 142 - 143. (Includes a picture).

Verdcourt, B. (1983). Escalloniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 1 - 3. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Choristylis rhamnoides., retrieved 21 February 2020

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