Vangueria randii S. Moore
subsp. randii

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Vangueria randii subsp. randii

Photo: Bart Wursten

Vangueria randii subsp. randii

Photo: Bart Wursten

Vangueria randii subsp. randii

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Synonyms: Vangueria chartacea Robyns
Common names: Anthill wild medlar (English) Munjiro (Shona) Munzviro (Shona) Munzvirwa (Shona) Umtohfu (Ndebele) Umviyo (Ndebele)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves elliptic, glabrous, thinly textured, dark green above, distinctly paler grey-green below; margin entire but wavy. Flowers in dense heads, pale greenish yellow, the calyx lobes lengthened into slender "tails". Fruit near-spherical, yellowish green when ripe, crowned with the remains of the calyx.
Derivation of specific name: randii: named after Dr R.F. Rand (1856-1937), English Medical doctor and early plant collector in Zimbabwe.
Habitat: In open woodland and along rivers, often associated with termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 1050 - 1890 m
Flowering time:Oct - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 30 August 2006

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Page 256.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 935. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36. As Vangueria randii chartacea

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 27. as Vangueria randii

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

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99.

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.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 82.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 170.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vangueria randii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vangueria randii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Vangueria randii subsp. randii., retrieved 29 November 2022

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