Olax dissitiflora Oliv.

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Olax dissitiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Olax dissitiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Olax dissitiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Rhino Hotel, Old Runde Bridge.

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Synonyms: Olax stuhlmannii Engl.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree with a rounded crown. Leaves narrowly ovate, bright green, hairless, often somewhat drooping. Flowers axillary, solitary or in very lax few-flowered racemes, white, sweetly scented. Fruit crowned with the persistent style and almost enveloped by the enlarged calyx, red when ripe.
Type location:
Mozambique
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: dissitiflora: well-spaced flowers
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:October - November
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania southwards to South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Hypolycaena caeculus caeculus (Food plant)
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 195.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 76. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235.

Garcia, J.G. (1963). Olacaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 332 - 333. (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 65.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 90.

Shone, D.K. & Drummond, R.B. (1965). Poisonous Plants of Rhodesia Ministry of Agriculture, Rhodesia Page 59.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 128.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 220.

Other sources of information about Olax dissitiflora:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Olax dissitiflora
Flora of Caprivi: Olax dissitiflora
Flora of Malawi: Olax dissitiflora
Flora of Mozambique: Olax dissitiflora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Olax dissitiflora

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Olax dissitiflora
African Plant Database: Olax dissitiflora
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Olax dissitiflora
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Olax dissitiflora
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Olax dissitiflora
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Olax dissitiflora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Olax dissitiflora
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Olax dissitiflora
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Olax dissitiflora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Olax dissitiflora
Ispot Southern Africa: Olax dissitiflora
JSTOR Plant Science: Olax dissitiflora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Olax dissitiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Olax dissitiflora
The Plant List (version 1.1): Olax dissitiflora
Tropicos: Olax dissitiflora


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Olax dissitiflora.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121560, retrieved 23 January 2018

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