Heinsenia diervilleoides K. Schum.
subsp. diervilleoides

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Heinsenia diervilleoides subsp. diervilleoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

Heinsenia diervilleoides subsp. diervilleoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Heinsenia diervilleoides subsp. diervilleoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Aulacocalyx diervilleoides (K. Schum.) Petit
Heinsenia sylvestris S. Moore
Common names: Miniature bells (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, mostly hairless, elliptic to oblanceolate with a distinct driptip. The veining is prominent below, veins and petiole often pinkish red, young leaves pink. Flowers in dense axillary clusters, bell-shaped, creamy white, mottled with pink; corolla with silky hairs on the outside. Fruit fleshy, brown to black when ripe, remains of the old calyx teeth persistent.
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Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1300 m
Flowering time:Jul - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Sudan southwards through East Africa to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Tuesday 5 September 2006

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 663 - 665. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 242. (Includes a picture).

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 163.

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Flora of Malawi: Heinsenia diervilleoides subsp. diervilleoides
Flora of Mozambique: Heinsenia diervilleoides subsp. diervilleoides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Heinsenia diervilleoides
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Heinsenia diervilleoides
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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Heinsenia diervilleoides
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Heinsenia diervilleoides
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Heinsenia diervilleoides
Ispot Southern Africa: Heinsenia diervilleoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Heinsenia diervilleoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Heinsenia diervilleoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Heinsenia diervilleoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Heinsenia diervilleoides
Tropicos: Heinsenia diervilleoides

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: Heinsenia diervilleoides subsp. diervilleoides.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155640, retrieved 17 March 2018

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