Rinorea convallarioides (Baker f.) Eyles
subsp. convallarioides

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Synonyms: Alsodeia convallarioides Baker f.
Rinorea burtt-davyi Dunkley
Common names: Heath violet-bush (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Bark pale grey to brown, smooth. Leaves alternate, oblong to elliptic, 4-7 cm long, dark shiny green, hairs along the main veins only; margin conspicuously toothed; petiole 2-4 mm long, grooved along the top. Flowers in axillary spike-like heads, greenish-white to cream, petals often curved backwards, sweetly scented. Fruit a 3-sided ovoid capsule 1-1.5 cm long, yellowish-green, splitting into 3 valves.
Notes: MT02 also has C for this, which seems improbable.
Derivation of specific name: convallarioides: (scented) like a Convallaria or Lily-of-the-valley (Convallariaceae).
Habitat: In the understorey of lowland forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 m (approx)
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 283. as Rinorea convallarioides (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 624. As Rinorea convallarioides (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 261. As Rinorea convallarioides

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 82.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 247 - 249. As Rinorea convallarioides (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Rinorea convallarioides subsp. convallarioides:

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Flora of Malawi: Rinorea convallarioides subsp. convallarioides
Flora of Mozambique: Rinorea convallarioides subsp. convallarioides

External websites:

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

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: Rinorea convallarioides subsp. convallarioides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140580, retrieved 19 April 2019

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