Vangueria dryadum S. Moore

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Vangueria dryadum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rimiti West (1st stop), by Rd from Mutare to Birchenough Bridge

Vangueria dryadum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lay-by Birchenough Bridge to Masvingo road near Nyika

Vangueria dryadum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lay-by Birchenough Bridge to Masvingo road near Nyika

Vangueria dryadum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lay-by Birchenough Bridge to Masvingo road near Nyika

Vangueria dryadum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lay-by Birchenough Bridge to Masvingo road near Nyika

Vangueria dryadum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge.

Vangueria dryadum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge.

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Synonyms: Lagynias dryadum (S. Moore) Robyns
Common names: Woodland pendent-medlar (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Straggling shrub or small evergreen tree. Leaves opposite, narrowly ovate to elliptic, dark green above, much paler below, densely velvety on both surfaces. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered axillary clusters, pale yellow, sweetly scented. Corolla lobes strongly reflexed when fully open; stigma conspicuously exserted. Fruit on long stalks pendent, near-spherical, crowned with persistent calyx lobes, brown when ripe, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: dryadum: from dryos, Greek for a tree.
Habitat: In riverine thickets, dry mixed woodland and on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 1000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 May 2008
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 239 - 241. as Lagynias dryadum (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 940. as Lagynias dryadum (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36. as Lagynias dryadum

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

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. as Lagynias dryadum


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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: Vangueria dryadum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155840, retrieved 5 March 2024

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