Rinorea angustifolia (Thouars) Baill.
subsp. ardisiiflora (Oliv.) Grey-Wilson

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Rinorea angustifolia subsp. ardisiiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma

Rinorea angustifolia subsp. ardisiiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma

Rinorea angustifolia subsp. ardisiiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma

Rinorea angustifolia subsp. ardisiiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Alsodeia ardisiiflora Oliv.
Rinorea ardisiiflora (Welw. ex Oliv.) Kuntze
Rinorea holtzii Engl.
Rinorea kimiloloensis Taton
Rinorea myrsinifolia Dunkley
Rinorea sp. A sensu FZ
Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree 1–5 m high; bark smooth, grey-brown. Branches slender, brownish-pubescent, becoming hairless Leaves narrowly elliptic to oblong or oblong-ovate, 2–9 cm long, obtuse to shortly acuminate at the apex, somewhat leathery, dark green, completely hairless or pubescent along the midrib below with venation prominent on both surfaces; margin bluntly toothed; petiole 2–3 mm long, channelled above, pubescent; stipules narrowly lanceolate, 2–3 mm long, pubescent. Inflorescence mostly in 1–8-flowered, axillary racemes; peduncle densely pubescent. Flowers erect to pendulous, with pedicels 4–8 mm long, densely pubescent. Sepals ovate to oblong, c. 2 mm long, vertically ribbed, pubescent in the midrib region. Petals lanceolate, 5–6 mm long, white, acute at the apex, becoming more or less completely reflexed, hairless. Capsule 3-sided, 7–8 mm long, greenish-yellow to red-brown, often mottled, hairless or more or less hairy.
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Derivation of specific name: angustifolia: with narrow leaves
ardisiiflora:with flowers like an Ardisia, a genus in Primulaceae.
Habitat: Moist evergreen forest and woodland or thicket-forming among rocks in or near rivers
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Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,C
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Content last updated: Tuesday 19 December 2017

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 623. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 743. as subsp. natalensis

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 116. as subsp.natalensis

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 22. As Rinorea myrsinifolia

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Page 85. as Rinorea mysinifolia

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 102.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 254. As Rinorea sp. A

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 248 - 250. As Rinorea holtzii (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 428 - 429. As Rinorea angustifolia (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 184. as Rinorea holtzii

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 76.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 590 - 591. As Rinorea holzii (Includes a picture).

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Rinorea angustifolia subsp. ardisiiflora.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170070, retrieved 19 July 2024

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