Tricalysia pallens Hiern

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Tricalysia pallens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hadange River crossing, rd to Outward Bound, Chimanimani

Tricalysia pallens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hadange River crossing, rd to Outward Bound, Chimanimani

Tricalysia pallens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hadange River crossing, rd to Outward Bound, Chimanimani

Tricalysia pallens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hadange River crossing, rd to Outward Bound, Chimanimani

Tricalysia pallens

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hadange River crossing, rd to Outward Bound, Chimanimani

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Synonyms: Tricalysia myrtifolia S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub, rarely a small tree. Leaves opposite, obovate to elliptic, up to 11 × 4 cm, fairly thinly textured, glossy dark green, midrib hairy on both surfaces when young; hairtuft domatia distinct. Flowers in 3 flowered clusters without stalks, white or greenish-cream. Fruit round, 3-6 mm in diameter, crowned with the remains of the calyx, red when ripe.
Type location:
Bioko
Notes: This is a rather variable species with many fairly distinct but as yet undescribed forms often confined to specific areas. The complex is in dire need of further investigation.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine thickets and evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 500 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Aug - Nov
Worldwide distribution: southern Tanzania to Mozambique and eastern Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 24 April 2019
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 494 - 497.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 980. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1069.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 105.

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

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 94.

Robbrecht, E. (1987). The African genus Tricalysia A. Rich. (Rubiaceae) 4. Revision of the species of sectio Tricalysia ans sectio Rosea. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique national de Belgique 57(1/2) Pages 114 - 125. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 170.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 501.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 99.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tricalysia pallens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tricalysia pallens
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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: Tricalysia pallens.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155580, retrieved 12 December 2019

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