Pavetta cataractarum S. Moore

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Pavetta cataractarum

Picture: Helen Pickering
Zambian side of Victoria Falls: within the spray zone of the fenced area of the Falls. Over the knife edge bridge, first left and it is on the right about the centre of the island

Pavetta cataractarum

Picture: Helen Pickering
Zambian side of Victoria Falls: within the spray zone of the fenced area of the Falls. Over the knife edge bridge, first left and it is on the right about the centre of the island

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Synonyms: Pavetta cataractarum S. Moore var. hirtiflora Bremek.
Pavetta conflatiflora S. Moore
Pavetta incana sensu R.B. Drumm.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or rarely a small tree. Bark grey or buff; young branches velvety. Leaves opposite, obovate to oblanceolate, 6-16 cm long, densely grey-velvety below, domatia absent but bacterial nodules present along the veins and scattered; leaf base running down the petiole; stipules awned. Flowers in dense terminal heads, subtended by up to 3 pairs of leaves. Corolla 1-1.5 cm long, white; style up to 2.5 cm long, exserted. Fruit spherical, 6-8 mm in diameter, velvety, crowned by the remains of the calyx.
Type location:
Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls
Notes:
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Habitat: In riverine forest and woodland, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: 300 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC (Katanga), Namibia, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,Mc,E,Lk,S,W
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 558 - 559.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 621. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 420. (Includes a picture).

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 73.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 104. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 98.

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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: Pavetta cataractarum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156250, retrieved 18 November 2019

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