Bivinia jalbertii Tul.

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Bivinia jalbertii

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

Bivinia jalbertii

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

Bivinia jalbertii

Photo: Maureen Silva-Jones
5, Hervey Close, Belvedere, Harare

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Synonyms: Calantica jalbertii (Tul.) Warb.
Common names: Cobweb seed (English) Mutuputupu (Shona)
Status: Native
Tree, to 20 m with a straight erect trunk; branchlets lenticellate. Leaves ovate to broadly elliptic; apex long-acuminate; margin crenate-dentate; petiole reddish. Flowers in dense, ± erect, cylindric, axillary racemes. Stamens in fascicles alternating with the sepals. Petals 0. Fruit a spherical capsule. Seeds with long white cottony hairs.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On rocky hills in the mist-belt
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Mozambique; also in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Images last updated: Tuesday 29 January 2008

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 646. (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.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 165.

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 52. Under Flacourtiaceae

Wild, H. (1960). Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 296 - 297. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bivinia jalbertii., retrieved 1 December 2022

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