Pavetta gardeniifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.[Agg]

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Pavetta gardeniifolia

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Kutsaga

Pavetta gardeniifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kutsaga

Pavetta gardeniifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Kutsaga

Pavetta gardeniifolia

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Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Pavetta gardeniifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr upper dam, Hillside Dams, Bulawayo

Pavetta gardeniifolia

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Khami Ruins

Pavetta gardeniifolia

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11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

Pavetta gardeniifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
11, Blue Haze Lane, Umwinsidale

Pavetta gardeniifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Slopes of Mt Belingwe

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Synonyms: Ixora assimilis (Sond.) Kuntze
Ixora gardeniifolia (A. Rich.) Kuntze
Pavetta adelensis Delile
Pavetta assimilis Sond.
Pavetta fossorum Bremek.
Pavetta hoschstetteri Bremek.
Pavetta krauseana K. Krause
Pavetta petraea Bremek.
Pavetta rhodesiaca Bremek.
Pavetta saxicola K. Krause
Pavetta somaliensis Bremek.
Pavetta termitaria Bremek. var. glabra Bremek.
Common names: Common pavetta (English) Stink-leaf bride's bush (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite or in fascicles on small lateral spurs, obovate to oblanceolate, showing scattered linear or near-circular, dark bacterial nodules. Leaves have an unpleasant smell when crushed. Domatia absent. Stipules triangular, 2-5 mm. Flowers in terminal heads on leafless branchlets, white or cream, strongly scented. Corolla tube up to 1.5 cm long; lobes c. 7 mm long; style exserted up to 10 mm. Capsules in clusters, subspherical, shiny black, crowned with the persistent remains of the calyx.
Notes: Two varieties are both widespread in Zimbabwe: var. gardeniifolia has the leaves, flowering branchlets and stalks hairless; var. subtomentosa K. Schum. has rough hairs on the leaves, stalks and branchlets.
Derivation of specific name: gardeniifolia: with leaves like a Gardenia
Habitat: In open woodland, often among rocks, on granite kopjes and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1800 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Fairly widespread in Africa from Togo and Nigeria to Sudan and Ethiopia and South to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 4 July 2018
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 584 - 587.

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

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 26.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 101.

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

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 470 - 471. (Includes a picture).

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.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 80. As Pavetta assimilis

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.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 485.


Other sources of information about Pavetta gardeniifolia:

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Flora of Botswana: Pavetta gardeniifolia
Flora of Caprivi: Pavetta gardeniifolia
Flora of Malawi: Pavetta gardeniifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Pavetta gardeniifolia
Flora of Zambia: Pavetta gardeniifolia

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pavetta gardeniifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=164370, retrieved 17 July 2018

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