Premna senensis Klotzsch

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Premna senensis

Flowers;
Protea Hill Farm;
Nov 2013
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Premna senensis

Flowers;
Protea Hill Farm;
Oct 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Premna senensis

Flowers;
Protea Hill Farm;
Oct 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Premna senensis

Flowers;
Protea Hill Farm;
Dec 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

Premna senensis

Fruit;
Protea Hill Farm;
Jan 2016
Photo: Mike Bingham

Premna senensis

Fruit;
Protea Hill Farm;
Jan 2016
Photo: Mike Bingham

Premna senensis

Fruit;
Protea Hill Farm;
Jan 2016
Photo: Mike Bingham

Premna senensis

Fruit;
Protea Hill Farm;
Feb 2012
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Frequency: common and widespread
Status: Native
Description:
A much-branched shrub or small tree. One-year-old branchlets with conspicuous lenticels. Leaves opposite, occasionally whorled, papery, variable in size and shape, aromatic, petiolate. Flowers in small corymbs mostly terminal on short lateral shoots. Calyx and corolla white. Fruits subglobose, dark blue or blue-black when ripe.
Type location:
Mozambique
Notes: Flowering in Zambia: Oct-Dec
Fruit with an unpleasant taste.
Derivation of specific name: senensis: from Sena on the Zambezi River in Mozambique
Habitat: Riparian and termite mound thickets.
Altitude range: Up to 1270 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Burundi, Caprivi - Namibia, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 2 February 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 841. (Includes a picture).

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

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 575.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 271.

Fernandes, R. (2005). Lamiaceae (subfamilies: Viticoideae and Ajugoideae) Flora Zambesiaca 8(7) Pages 69 - 71. (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

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 79.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Premna senensis
African Plant Database: Premna senensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Premna senensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Premna senensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Premna senensis
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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: Premna senensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=148860, retrieved 21 November 2019

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