Coptosperma supra-axillare (Hemsl.) Degreef

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Coptosperma supra-axillare

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Rim of Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Coptosperma supra-axillare

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rim of Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Coptosperma supra-axillare

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rim of Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Coptosperma supra-axillare

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Cloud Pool, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Coptosperma supra-axillare

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River Above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa national Park

Coptosperma supra-axillare

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River Above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa national Park

Coptosperma supra-axillare

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River Above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa national Park

Coptosperma supra-axillare

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River Above Nharizengere Falls, northwestern Gorongosa national Park

Coptosperma supra-axillare

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Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Coptosperma supra-axillare

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Sandforest loop, Gorongosa National Park

Coptosperma supra-axillare

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Plateau near edge of Khodzue River Gorge

Coptosperma supra-axillare

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Plateau near edge of Khodzue River Gorge

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Synonyms: Pavetta supra-axillaris Hemsl.
Stylocoryne barbertonensis Bremek.
Tarenna barbertonensis (Bremek.) Bremek.
Tarenna supra-axillaris (Hemsl.) Bremek.
Tarenna supra-axillaris (Hemsl.) Bremek. subsp. barbertonensis (Bremek.) Bridson
Common names: Narrow-leaved butterspoon (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small evergreen tree. All parts glabrous. Leaves opposite, simple, narrowly elliptic, up to 10 cm long, shiny green, leathery; domatia absent; stipules ovate, 2-5 mm long, falling early. Flowers in pendunculate, branched, axillary heads; corolla c. 7 mm long, creamy-white; lobes reflexed. Fruit spherical, black when ripe, crowned with the remains of the calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: supra-axillare: supra-axillary, i.e. arising above the axil
Habitat: In woodland, riverine and lowland forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 900 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Also In Aldabra and Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 1 January 2016
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 613 - 615. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1014. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 54. As Tarenna supraaxillaris barbertonensis

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 1046 - 1047.

Degreef, J., De Block, P., & Robbrecht, E. (2002). A survey of continental African Coptosperma (Rubiaceae, Pavetteae). Syst. Geogr. Pl. 71 Pages 379 - 380. (Includes a picture).

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.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 650 - 651. as Tarenna supra-axillaris subsp barbertonensis (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 288 - 289. as Tarenna supra-axillaris (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 330 - 331. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Coptosperma supra-axillare.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155250, retrieved 7 July 2020

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