Itea rhamnoides (Harv.) Kubitzki

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Itea rhamnoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Itea rhamnoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Itea rhamnoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Itea rhamnoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Itea rhamnoides

Picture: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Choristylis rhamnoides Harv.
Choristylis shirensis Baker f.
Choristylis ulugurensis Mildbr.
Choristylis virescens Baker f. ex B.D.Jacks
Common names:
Status: Native
Usually a shrub with long drooping branches, sometimes scrambling or climbing. Leaves alternate, lighter underneath, margins serrate tipped with small black glands; young branches reddish-brown; flowers axillary in dense clusters, small, greenish-yellow.
Type location:
South Africa
Derivation of specific name: rhamnoides: resembling a species of Rhamnus
Habitat: A species of evergreen forest margins and rocky outcrops in associated grassland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Burundi, DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s): Climber, tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 142. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 168. As Itea rhamnoides (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 241.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 20.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 238.

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 40. under Iteaceae

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 132 - 133. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 10.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 84.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 142 - 143. (Includes a picture).

Verdcourt, B. (1983). Escalloniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 1 - 3. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Itea rhamnoides., retrieved 20 June 2024

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