Oxyanthus speciosus DC.
subsp. stenocarpus (K. Schum.) Bridson

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Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

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Synonyms: Oxyanthus gerrardii Sond.
Common names: Whipstick loquat (English) Whipstick tree (English)
Status: Native
Evergreen shrub or small tree with horizontal branches. Leaves opposite, elliptic to narrowly ovate, dark green, leathery, lateral veins indented above, glabrous except for tufted domatia. Flowers greenish-white, in dense heads long slender corolla tubes up to 7 cm. Fruit ellipsoid to spindle-shaped, crowned with the persistent calyx lobes, yellow when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: speciosus: showy, good-looking
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 20 August 2006

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 678 - 680.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 248. (Includes a picture).

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

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 80. As Oxyanthus gerrardii

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

Other sources of information about Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus:

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Flora of Malawi: Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus
Flora of Mozambique: Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oxyanthus speciosus
African Plant Database: Oxyanthus speciosus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Oxyanthus speciosus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oxyanthus speciosus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oxyanthus speciosus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oxyanthus speciosus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oxyanthus speciosus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Oxyanthus speciosus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Oxyanthus speciosus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxyanthus speciosus
Ispot Southern Africa: Oxyanthus speciosus
JSTOR Plant Science: Oxyanthus speciosus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oxyanthus speciosus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oxyanthus speciosus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Oxyanthus speciosus
Tropicos: Oxyanthus speciosus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Oxyanthus speciosus subsp. stenocarpus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155470, retrieved 17 July 2018

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