Pavetta gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
var. subtomentosa K.Schum.

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Synonyms: Pavetta assimilis Sond. var. pubescens Bremek.
Pavetta assimilis Sond. var. brevituba-pubescens Bremek.
Pavetta assimilis Sond. var. scabrida Bremek.
Pavetta assimilis Sond. var. puberula Bremek.
Pavetta assimilis Sond. var. tomentella Bremek.
Pavetta heidelbergensis Bremek.
Pavetta ovaliloba Bremek.
Pavetta pleiantha Bremek. var. glabrifolia Bremek.
Pavetta pleiantha Bremek. var. velutina Bremek.
Pavetta rhodesica Bremek.
Pavetta termitaria Bremek. var. pubescens Bremek.
Pavetta tomentella Bremek.
Common names:
Status: Native
See the general page for Pavetta gardeniifolia for description details. This variety is distinguished by the calyx, pedicels and inflorescence branches being sparsely to densely pubescent.
Derivation of specific name: gardeniifolia: with leaves like a Gardenia
Habitat: In grassland, thickets or woodlands, often on sandy soils, in rocky places or on old termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 1580 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Known from Angola, DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana,Caprivi-Namibia and South Africa. It is likely to occur also in Kenya, Tanzania and perhaps Nigeria.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 584 - 587.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 998.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1118.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 90.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 638 - 639. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 98.

Setshogo, M.P. & Venter, F. (2003). Trees of Botswana: names and distribution SABONET Report No. 18 Southern African Botanical Diversity Network, Pretoria Page 115.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 266 - 267. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 312 - 313. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Pavetta gardeniifolia var. subtomentosa:

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Flora of Botswana: Pavetta gardeniifolia var. subtomentosa
Flora of Caprivi: Pavetta gardeniifolia var. subtomentosa
Flora of Malawi: Pavetta gardeniifolia var. subtomentosa
Flora of Mozambique: Pavetta gardeniifolia var. subtomentosa
Flora of Zambia: Pavetta gardeniifolia var. subtomentosa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pavetta gardeniifolia
African Plant Database: Pavetta gardeniifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pavetta gardeniifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pavetta gardeniifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pavetta gardeniifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pavetta gardeniifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pavetta gardeniifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Pavetta gardeniifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pavetta gardeniifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pavetta gardeniifolia
Plants of the World Online: Pavetta gardeniifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pavetta gardeniifolia
Tropicos: Pavetta gardeniifolia
Wikipedia: Pavetta gardeniifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pavetta gardeniifolia var. subtomentosa., retrieved 18 February 2020

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