Coptosperma littorale (Hiern) Degreef

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Coptosperma littorale

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Coptosperma littorale

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Coptosperma littorale

Photo: Warren McCleland
25 km west of Inhassoro

Coptosperma littorale

Photo: Warren McCleland
25 km west of Inhassoro

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Synonyms: Enterospermum littorale Hiern
Tarenna littoralis (Hiern) Bridson
Common names: Dune Butterspoon (English)
Derivation of specific name: littorale: of the seashore
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Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Monday 19 August 2013

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Pages 198 - 199. As Tarenna littoralis (Includes a picture).

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 615 - 616.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1012. (Includes a picture).

Degreef, J., De Block, P., & Robbrecht, E. (2002). A survey of continental African Coptosperma (Rubiaceae, Pavetteae). Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71 Page 376.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 275. As Enterospermum littorale

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 71.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 29. As Tarenna littoralis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coptosperma littorale
African Plant Database: Coptosperma littorale
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Coptosperma littorale
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coptosperma littorale
JSTOR Plant Science: Coptosperma littorale
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coptosperma littorale
Plants of the World Online: Coptosperma littorale
Tropicos: Coptosperma littorale
Wikipedia: Coptosperma littorale

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: Coptosperma littorale., retrieved 13 June 2024

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