Tapiphyllum velutinum (Hiern) Robyns

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Tapiphyllum velutinum

1992
Drawing Doreen Bolnick

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Synonyms: Tapiphyllum vestitum Robyns
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark greyish-brown, flaking to reveal orange-red layer beneath. Young branches densely woolly. Leaves oblong to almost round, densely covered in woolly hairs, with conspicuous veining, grey-green, paler below. Flowers in axillary clusters, pale yellowish-green to bright yellow. Fruit spherical crowned by the persistent calyx lobes, densely covered in velvety hairs, yellow-brown when ripe.
Type location:
Mozambique
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: velutinum: velvety
Habitat: In open woodland often among rocks
Altitude range: 850 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Tuesday 10 January 2017
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 262 - 263.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 938. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

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

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 169.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tapiphyllum velutinum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tapiphyllum velutinum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tapiphyllum velutinum
Tropicos: Tapiphyllum velutinum


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: Tapiphyllum velutinum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155780, retrieved 20 May 2019

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