Vangueria infausta Burch.
subsp. infausta

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Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta

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Cleveland Dam, Harare

Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta

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Domboshawa

Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta

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Silveira House, Chisawasha

Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta

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Silveira House, Chisawasha

Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta

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Hippo Pools, by road in to camp

Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road in to camp

Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, by road in to camp

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Synonyms: Vangueria tomentosa Hochst.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small deciduous tree. Young branches and leaves velvety hairy. Flowers in branched, densely hairy inflorescences, greenish-yellow creamy-white, appearing before the leaves are fully developed. Fruits in pairs along the branches, held below the leaves, round, up to 45 mm, green to yellowish brown when ripe. The fruits are edible.
Type location:
South Africa
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: infausta: bad luck or disastrous; probably referring to the traditional superstitions involved with this tree.
Habitat: In different types of woodland and wooded grassland, often on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: Up to 1870 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Rwanda and Tanzania to KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape, South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,Lp,E,C,Lk
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Heterorachis devocata (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 249 - 250.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 934. As Vangueria infausta (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 27. as Vangueria infausta

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 614 - 615. (Includes a picture).

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 29. As Vangueria infausta

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 276. As Vangueria infausta

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 82. As Vangueria tomentosa (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta
Flora of Caprivi: Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta
Flora of Malawi: Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta
Flora of Mozambique: Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vangueria infausta
African Plant Database: Vangueria infausta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vangueria infausta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vangueria infausta
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vangueria infausta
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vangueria infausta
JSTOR Plant Science: Vangueria infausta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vangueria infausta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vangueria infausta
Plants of the World Online: Vangueria infausta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vangueria infausta
Tropicos: Vangueria infausta
Wikipedia: Vangueria infausta


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: Vangueria infausta subsp. infausta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155720, retrieved 17 September 2019

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