Vepris drummondii Mendonça

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Status: Native
Small shrub, up to c. 70 cm tall. Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate, narrowly elliptic, 4-12.5 cm long, thinly textured, minute translucent gland-dots visible against the light; margin entire; petiole 3-10 mm long, grooved along the top. Flowers in short axillary heads, pale yellowish, unisexual.
Derivation of specific name: drummondii: named after R. B. 'Bob' Drummond (1924-2008) , former Keeper of the National Herbarium in Harare (SRGH)
Habitat: In moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Lower Chimanimani Mts and Haroni-Rusitu area, Zimbabwe, and neighbouring areas in Mozambique (AFM, T. Müller, 2007)
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 248.

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 75.

Mendonça, F. A. (1963). Rutaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 204 - 205.

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 50.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vepris drummondii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vepris drummondii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vepris drummondii
Tropicos: Vepris drummondii

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: Vepris drummondii., retrieved 19 April 2019

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