Lijndenia sp. cf barteri (Hook. f.) K. Bremer

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Synonyms: Memecylon zambesiense A.Fern. & R.Fern.
Common names:
Status: Native
A shrub up to 4 m. high, sometimes a liane. Young branches indistinctly 4-gonous, becoming subcylindric, with dark-brown bark. Leaf-lamina 6–14 x 3·2–7 cm., narrowly ovate to broadly elliptic, acuminate at the apex, the acumen itself short (c. 0·5 cm. long), wide and ± obtuse or sometimes ± acute, narrowed or cuneate at the base, coriaceous, green or brown-green (when dried), longitudinally 3-nerved (sometimes 5-nerved but if so, then the external pair thinner, close to the margin and arched between the transverse venules), the nerves impressed on the upper face, raised below; lateral longitudinal nerves arched between the insertions with the transverse ones towards the distal 1/3; petiole up to 1 cm. long. Cymes (l)2-flowered, arranged in axillary panicles up to 5 cm. long; inflorescence-axis up to 3 cm. long, 4-gonous; peduncle 2–5 mm. long; pedicels very short. Petals 2 x 1·25 mm., obovate, clawed. Receptacle c. 2 x 1·5 mm., broadly campanulate; lobes 0·5–1 mm. long, truncate. Ovules 2. Fruit (immature) globose, black.
From FZ, Vol 4, page 226, (1978) Author: R. and A. Fernandes
Type location:
Zambia, Mwinilunga
Notes: The species described as Memecylon zambesiense A. & R. Fern. in FZ-4: 226 (1978), likely refers to this taxon. (R.D. Stone, pers. comm. with Bart Wursten, October 2018)
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In gallery forests of the Zambezi.
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 226.

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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: Lijndenia sp. cf barteri., retrieved 6 December 2023

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