Pavetta comostyla S. Moore
subsp. comostyla
var. comostyla

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Common names: Manica bride's bush (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree.
Notes: It differs from the more widespread var. inyangensis by the hairless calyx and pedicel of the flowers.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Chirinda and Chimanimani areas of the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Friday 8 September 2006

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 562 - 563.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277. As Pavetta angolensis

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 176.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 145.

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 73.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 99.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pavetta comostyla
African Plant Database: Pavetta comostyla
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pavetta comostyla
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pavetta comostyla
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pavetta comostyla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pavetta comostyla
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pavetta comostyla
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iNaturalist: Pavetta comostyla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pavetta comostyla
JSTOR Plant Science: Pavetta comostyla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pavetta comostyla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pavetta comostyla
Plants of the World Online: Pavetta comostyla
Tropicos: Pavetta comostyla
Wikipedia: Pavetta comostyla

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: Pavetta comostyla subsp. comostyla var. comostyla., retrieved 1 December 2022

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