Pavetta comostyla S. Moore
subsp. comostyla
var. inyangensis (Bremek.) Bridson

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Pavetta comostyla subsp. comostyla var. inyangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Pavetta comostyla subsp. comostyla var. inyangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Pavetta comostyla subsp. comostyla var. inyangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

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Common names: Hairy manica bride's bush (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, mostly towards the ends of branches, often unequal in size near the inflorescences. Leaves broadly elliptic, thinly textured, sparsely hairy, particularly on the veins, the lower surface dotted along the veins with dark bacterial nodules Stipules with a hair-like tip, persistent. Flowers in attractive hemispherical heads, white. Fruit round in terminal clusters, black when ripe.
Notes: It can be distinguished from var. comostyla by the hairy calyx and pedicels.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Throughout the Eastern Highlands of Zimbabwe and adjacent areas in Mozambique, including Mt Gorongosa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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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.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 996. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 93.

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

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pavetta comostyla
African Plant Database: Pavetta comostyla
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pavetta comostyla
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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: Pavetta comostyla subsp. comostyla var. inyangensis., retrieved 24 May 2024

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