Tricalysia delagoensis Schinz

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Tricalysia delagoensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Tricalysia delagoensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Tricalysia delagoensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Tricalysia delagoensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

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Synonyms: Tricalysia capensis sensu Garcia
Tricalysia ligustrina S. Moore
Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub 1-4 m high. Leaves opposite, not markedly dimorphic, oblong-elliptic, 2-10.5 cm long, thinly textured to slightly leathery, hairless on both surfaces, midrib prominent beneath, domatia shallowly pit-like, ciliate or hairy; petiole 1.5-5 mm long. Stipules with a broad base c. 1 mm long and an awn up to 1.5 mm long. Inflorescences mostly axillary but also on older leafless nodes, 1-4-flowered on peduncles less than 1 mm long. Corolla mostly 5-merous, scented, white with a tube 4-8 mm long, hairy in the throat; lobes 3-4.5 mm long. Fruit c. 9 mm in diameter, red.
Derivation of specific name: delagoensis: of the Delagoa area, a historic reference to southern Mozambique.
Habitat: In mixed deciduous woodland, forest and riverine vegetation, often on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southeastern Zimbabwe, Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 499 - 500.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 978. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 56.

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 74.

Robbrecht, E. (1987). The African genus Tricalysia A. Rich. (Rubiaceae) 4. Revision of the species of sectio Tricalysia ans sectio Rosea. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique national de Belgique 57(1/2) Pages 189 - 193. (Includes a picture).

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.

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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: Tricalysia delagoensis., retrieved 23 April 2024

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