Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Sond. ex G├╝rke
subsp. linearis (Zeyh. ex Hiern) F. White

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Euclea crispa subsp. linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mberengwa - West Nicholson road

Euclea crispa subsp. linearis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At foot of hills just outside of Zvishavane on road to Mbalabala

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Synonyms: Euclea eylesii Hiern
Euclea linearis Zeyh. ex Hiern
Common names:
Status: Native
This subspecies is distinguished from subsp. crispa by the longer and narrower linear leaves more than 7 times as long as broad. It is normally a sparsely branched shrub 1-3 m tall often leafless except towards the ends of branches.
Derivation of specific name: linearis: linear, referring to the long and narrow leaves.
Habitat: In woodland and open woodland, often associated with termite mounds and rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1880 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Sunday 22 May 2016

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 266. as Euclea linearis

White, F. (1983). Ebenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 293 - 296.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euclea crispa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Euclea crispa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Euclea crispa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Euclea crispa
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iNaturalist: Euclea crispa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euclea crispa
JSTOR Plant Science: Euclea crispa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Euclea crispa
Plants of the World Online: Euclea crispa
Tropicos: Euclea crispa
Wikipedia: Euclea crispa

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Euclea crispa subsp. linearis, retrieved 29 May 2024

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