Memecylon erythranthum Gilg

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Status: Doubtful
Notes: The occurrence in FZ area is based on Swynnerton 190 (BM). There is doubt this is correctly identified. This species is otherwise only known from the East Usambara, Nguru and Uluguru mountains of Tanzania, and the Shimba Hills of southeastern Kenya. (R.D. Stone, pers.comm., October 2018).
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Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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 264.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 225.

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 61.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Memecylon erythranthum
African Plant Database: Memecylon erythranthum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Memecylon erythranthum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Memecylon erythranthum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Memecylon erythranthum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Memecylon erythranthum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Memecylon erythranthum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Memecylon erythranthum
JSTOR Plant Science: Memecylon erythranthum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Memecylon erythranthum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Memecylon erythranthum
Plants of the World Online: Memecylon erythranthum
Tropicos: Memecylon erythranthum
Wikipedia: Memecylon erythranthum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Memecylon erythranthum., retrieved 2 February 2023

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