Heinsia crinita (Afzel.) G. Taylor
subsp. parviflora (K. Schum. & K. Krause) Verdc.

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Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near entrance Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

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Synonyms: Gardenia crinita Afzel.
Common names: Jasmine-gardenia (English) Small false gardenia (English)
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub up to 3 m. Leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate, hairless except for some hairs on the midrib and small domatia below. Flowers sweetly scented; terminal, solitary or in few-flowered clusters, white with a yellow fringe of hairs in the throat; corolla tube long and narrow. Fruit ellipsoid, with a crown of persistent, leaf-like calyx lobes, orange when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: crinita: with tufts of hairs;
parviflora: small-flowered (when compared to the West African subsp. crinita)
Habitat: In riverine fringes and thickets, mostly on sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1100 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 23 February 2015
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 439 - 440.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 950. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1072.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 276. As Heinsia crinita

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 72.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 626 - 627. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 97.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 272 - 273. (Includes a picture).


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Flora of Botswana: Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora
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Flora of Mozambique: Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Heinsia crinita
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Heinsia crinita
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Heinsia crinita
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Heinsia crinita
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Heinsia crinita
Plants of the World Online: Heinsia crinita
Tropicos: Heinsia crinita
Wikipedia: Heinsia crinita


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Heinsia crinita subsp. parviflora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155630, retrieved 28 November 2020

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