Rourea minor (Gaertn.) Alston

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Rourea minor

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Rourea minor

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Rourea minor

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Rourea minor

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Rourea minor

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Rourea afzelii R. Br.
Rourea splendida Gilg
Santaloides afzelii (R.Br. ex Planch.) Schellenb.
Santaloides splendidum (Gilg) Schellenb.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A climbing shrub or woody liane. Leaves imparipinnate with 2-5 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets ovate-elliptic, 7-10 cm long, hairless, with a distinct drip-tip. Flowers in axillary sprays, white to pinkish, fragrant. Fruit an ovoid capsule, c. 2 × 1.2 cm, pointed at the apex, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: minor: lesser, smaller
Habitat: In riverine and lowland forest and in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: from West Africa to Sudan and Southwards to Angola, DRC, Tanzania, ?Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Monday 25 July 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 178. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 239. As Santaloides afzelii

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 163. As Santaloides afzelii

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 35.

Mendes, E.J. (1966). Connaraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 622 - 623. As Santaloides afzelii (Includes a picture).


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rourea minor
African Plant Database: Rourea minor
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rourea minor
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rourea minor
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rourea minor
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rourea minor
JSTOR Plant Science: Rourea minor
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rourea minor
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rourea minor
Plants of the World Online: Rourea minor
The Plant List (version 1.1): Rourea minor
Tropicos: Rourea minor
Wikipedia: Rourea minor


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rourea minor.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125540, retrieved 12 November 2019

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