Pauridiantha symplocoides (S. Moore) Bremek.

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Pauridiantha symplocoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Pauridiantha symplocoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above deep gorge of Mevumodzi tributary, Chimanimani Mts.

Pauridiantha symplocoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above deep gorge of Mevumodzi tributary, Chimanimani Mts.

Pauridiantha symplocoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above deep gorge of Mevumodzi tributary, Chimanimani Mts.

Pauridiantha symplocoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above deep gorge of Mevumodzi tributary, Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms: Urophyllum symplocoides S. Moore
Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree with long drooping branches. Leaves opposite, held in a horizontal plane, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate with a long slender drip tip, thinly textured, almost hairless, except for occasional hairs on the veins; midrib indented above, conspicuous below. Stipules triangular, briefly persistent. Flowers in axillary heads, white to yellowish, c. 6 mm in diameter. Corolla hairy in the throat. Fruit round, c. 5 mm in diameter, fleshy, black when ripe.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Friday 4 September 2015

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 914. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 42.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 274.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 176.

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 73.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 165.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 75.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Page 53.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 99.

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Flora of Malawi: Pauridiantha symplocoides
Flora of Mozambique: Pauridiantha symplocoides

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

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: Pauridiantha symplocoides., retrieved 19 January 2022

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