Rinorea ilicifolia (Welw. ex Oliv.) Kuntze
subsp. ilicifolia

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Synonyms: Alsodeia ilicifolia Welw. ex Oliv.
Rinorea angolensis Exell
Rinorea khutuensis Engl.
Common names:
Frequency: Very rare in Zimbabwe.
Status: Native
Description:
Evergreen shrub or small tree. Branches with distinct stipular scars. Leaves oblong-elliptic to obovate, 7-20 cm long, Leathery, glossy bright green to blueish-green above, pale green beneath, sometimes hairy beneath, veining prominent on both surfaces; margin with sharp, spiny teeth; petiole 1-2 cm long, channelled above, finely hairy; stipules 5-10 mm long but falling early. Flowers c.10 mm in diameter, pale yo deep yellow, in dense terminal and axillary heads up to 8 cm long; petals reflexed. Capsule ovoid, 3-lobed, c.1.5 cm long with a wrinkled surface, purplish to brown when ripe.
Notes: In Zimbabwe only known from the Haroni-Rusitu forest.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In understorey of moist evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Fairly widespread in tropical Africa to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Images last updated: Saturday 15 December 2007
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 746.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 117.

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 169.

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 83.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 250 - 251. As Rinorea ilicifolia

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 590 - 592. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rinorea ilicifolia subsp. ilicifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140610, retrieved 21 February 2018

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