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

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

Other sources of information about Pavetta comostyla subsp. comostyla var. comostyla:

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pavetta comostyla
African Plant Database: Pavetta comostyla
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): 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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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pavetta comostyla
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pavetta comostyla
Ispot Southern Africa: Pavetta comostyla
JSTOR Plant Science: Pavetta comostyla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pavetta comostyla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pavetta comostyla
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pavetta comostyla
Tropicos: Pavetta comostyla

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: Pavetta comostyla subsp. comostyla var. comostyla., retrieved 19 April 2019

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