Chionanthus battiscombei (Hutch.) Stearn

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Chionanthus battiscombei

Picture: Mark Hyde
By carpark, National Botanic Gardens

Chionanthus battiscombei

Picture: Mark Hyde
By carpark, National Botanic Gardens

Chionanthus battiscombei

Picture: Mark Hyde
By carpark, National Botanic Gardens

Chionanthus battiscombei

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Gardens

Chionanthus battiscombei

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Gardens

Chionanthus battiscombei

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Gardens

Chionanthus battiscombei

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Gardens

Chionanthus battiscombei

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Gardens

Chionanthus battiscombei

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Gardens

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Synonyms: Dekindtia africana Gilg
Linociera battiscombei Hutch.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, lanceolate, elliptic, ovate to obovate, hairless, shiny above, duller beneath; domatia present; margin slightly thickened; petiole 3-7 mm long. Inflorescence consisting of sessile axillary clusters of sweetly scented flowers. Calyx 2.5-3.5 mm long, campanulate with 4 lobes in slightly unequal pairs. Corolla white or pale yellow with 4 lobes almost free to the base; lobes hooded at the apex. Fruit c. 1.5 cm long, an ellipsoid drupe, black when ripe. Seed 1.
Type location:
Kenya
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: battiscombei: after Edward Battiscombe (1874-1971), botanical author, plant collector in Kenya and Tanzania and Conservator of Forests for the British East African Protectorate.
Habitat: In evergreen forest
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Mc,C,Lk
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 11 December 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 219. (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 766. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 267. As Linociera battiscombei

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Oleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 320 - 322. (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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 129.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Chionanthus battiscombei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144130, retrieved 20 January 2019

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