Globimetula rubripes (Engl. & K. Krause) Danser

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Globimetula rubripes

Habit
Miombo woodland
Kasama-Luwingu Road., Kasama Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Globimetula rubripes

Habit
Miombo woodland
Kasama-Luwingu Road., Kasama Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Globimetula rubripes

Leaves
Miombo woodland
Kasama-Luwingu Road., Kasama Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Globimetula rubripes

Flowers
Miombo woodland
Kasama-Luwingu Road., Kasama Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

Globimetula rubripes

Flowers
Miombo woodland
Kasama-Luwingu Road., Kasama Distr.
Aug 2022
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Twigs terete or elliptic in section, glabrous or scurfy on youngest parts; bark grey, rarely powdery; leaves opposite or subopposite; petiole 5–30 mm long; lamina leathery or slightly fleshy, glaucous, 4–10 × 2–7.5 cm, elliptic-oblong, elliptic or ovate, bluntly pointed, narrowly to broadly cuneate and slightly decurrent at base; umbels 1–3 in axils and at older leafless nodes; peduncle (2)5–35 mm long, sometimes with few aborted buds below the umbel; pedicels 3–9(18), (2)3–5 mm long; bract cup 0.5–1 mm long, with a triangular or bifid limb 0.5–1.5 mm long; corolla red or pink at base, white or grey above, the apical swelling darkening in ripe buds, lobes green or whitish inside, 2.5–4.5 cm long; apical swelling 2.5–3 mm across, obovoid, ± truncate, pentagonal, slightly reduplicate; basal swelling (3)4–6 × (2.5)3.5–4 mm, ellipsoid; inner anther thecae 2–4 mm long; outer ones 0.5–2.5 mm long; stigma 1.2–1.5 mm across, peltate; berry glaucous and turning dull purple, 10–12 × 9–10 mm, obovoid-globose, slightly verruculose.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rubripes: red, referring to the flowers
Habitat: Higher rainfall miombo woodland and adjoining riverine associations around the southern end of Lake Tanganyika and the northern end of Lake Malawi. Generally on Brachystegia or other legumes.
Altitude range: 650 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Aug - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC and Tanzania south through Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 24 October 2022
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 201.

Polhill, R.M. & Wiens, D. (2006). Loranthaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 170 - 172. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Globimetula rubripes:

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Flora of Malawi: Globimetula rubripes
Flora of Mozambique: Globimetula rubripes

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Globimetula rubripes
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Globimetula rubripes
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Globimetula rubripes
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Globimetula rubripes
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iNaturalist: Globimetula rubripes
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Globimetula rubripes
JSTOR Plant Science: Globimetula rubripes
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Globimetula rubripes
Plants of the World Online: Globimetula rubripes
Tropicos: Globimetula rubripes
Wikipedia: Globimetula rubripes


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Globimetula rubripes.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=176510, retrieved 18 July 2024

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