Keetia gueinzii (Sond.) Bridson

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Keetia gueinzii

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Woodland rd, Vumba

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Synonyms: Canthium gueinzii Sond.
Common names: Climbing turkey-berry (English) Mudanhanashoko (Shona)
Frequency: Frequent in the E Highlands
Status: Native
Evergreen climber or scrambling shrub. Leaves opposite, variously hairy below with domatia, ovate to oblong-lanceolate. Flowers in dense axillary clusters, creamy-white, sweetly scented. Fruit in clusters, sometimes two-lobed, blackish when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: gueinzii: after Wilhelm Gueinzius (1814-1874), German apothecary and naturalist in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Habitat: In margins of evergreen forest, in various types of woodland and in bush clumps in montane grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2200 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Cameroon to Ethiopia and south to Swaziland and Eastern Cape, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 363 - 365. (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).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 924. (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 Canthium gueinzii

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.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 77. As Canthium gueinzii

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 164.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 98.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Keetia gueinzii., retrieved 26 August 2019

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