Rothmannia manganjae (Hiern) Keay

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Rothmannia manganjae

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Rothmannia manganjae

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Rothmannia manganjae

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Rothmannia manganjae

Picture: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Gardenia manganjae Hiern
Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree, to 12 m. Leaves opposite, narrowly elliptic to oblanceolate, glossy green, glabrous; margin wavy; domatia present but small. Flowers strongly and sweetly scented, usually solitary. Calyx glabrous to glabrescent. Corolla white with reddish-purple markings. Fruit 2-4 cm, spherical, blackish when ripe.
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Habitat: In low to mid-altitude forests and associated woodland
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Kenya and Tanzania south to Mozambique
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 656 - 657.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 960. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 48.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 275.

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 74.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 168.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 75.

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Flora of Malawi: Rothmannia manganjae
Flora of Mozambique: Rothmannia manganjae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Rothmannia manganjae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Rothmannia manganjae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rothmannia manganjae
African Plant Database: Rothmannia manganjae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rothmannia manganjae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rothmannia manganjae
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rothmannia manganjae
Plants of the World Online: Rothmannia manganjae
Tropicos: Rothmannia manganjae
Wikipedia: Rothmannia manganjae

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Rothmannia manganjae., retrieved 2 October 2023

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