Canthium glaucum Hiern
subsp. frangula (S. Moore) Bridson
var. pubescens Bridson

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Canthium glaucum subsp. frangula var. pubescens

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Chipote, Mahenye, Ndowoyo CL.

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Common names:
Frequency: Local and uncommon
Status: Native
See var. frangula for general details. This variety is distinguished by the leaves being densely pubescent on both surfaces and also pubescent calyx and corolla.
Type location:
Zambia, Siavonga
Derivation of specific name: glaucum: bluish-green, glaucous;
pubescens: velvety, pubescent
Habitat: Jesse bush and mopane woodland
Altitude range: 550 - 1 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mostly restricted to the Zambezi Valley in Zimbabwe and Zambia, although there are some anomalous records from Southeastern Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 317 - 319.

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 71.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Canthium glaucum subsp. frangula var. pubescens

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Canthium glaucum
African Plant Database: Canthium glaucum
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Canthium glaucum
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Tropicos: Canthium glaucum
Wikipedia: Canthium glaucum

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: Canthium glaucum subsp. frangula var. pubescens., retrieved 30 November 2023

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