Otiophora inyangana N.E. Br.
subsp. parvifolia (Verdc.) Puff

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Otiophora inyangana subsp. parvifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Outward Bound, Chimanimani

Otiophora inyangana subsp. parvifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Outward Bound, Chimanimani

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Common names:
Status: Native
See O. inyangana subsp. inyangana for general description. This subspecies is restricted to the Chimanimani Mountains and differs in the generally smaller and narrower leaves, which all strictly opposite-decussate. The inflorescences are usually fewer flowered.
Notes: The few-flowered inflorescences are probably the most distinct characteristic of this taxon and render it quite different from the other subsp.
Derivation of specific name: inyangana: of Mt Nyangani;
parvifolia: with small leaves
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Nov - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Endemic to the Chimanimani mountains of Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Tuesday 18 July 2006

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.

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.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 146 - 147.

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

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Flora of Mozambique: Otiophora inyangana subsp. parvifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Otiophora inyangana
African Plant Database: Otiophora inyangana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Otiophora inyangana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Otiophora inyangana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Otiophora inyangana
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iNaturalist: Otiophora inyangana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Otiophora inyangana
JSTOR Plant Science: Otiophora inyangana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Otiophora inyangana
Plants of the World Online: Otiophora inyangana
Tropicos: Otiophora inyangana
Wikipedia: Otiophora inyangana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Otiophora inyangana subsp. parvifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156660, retrieved 12 December 2023

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