Viridivia suberosa J.H.Hemsl. & Verdc.

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Viridivia suberosa

Musonda Falls
Nov 1992
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Viridivia suberosa

Chief Chitambo's
Aug 1988
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Viridivia suberosa

Kasanka National Park
Nov 1992
Photo: Mike Bingham

Viridivia suberosa

Lake Mweru, Mwatishi River
Oct 1980
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mulyansefu (Bemba)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small tree to 8 m. tall. Older branches with longitudinally fissured corky bark; young branches with short, stiff golden-yellow or brown hairs. Flowers bisexual, appearing before leaves, in dense racemes at the end of short branches. Sepals 4, imbricate, sericeous outside, 3–7-nerved. Petals 4, smaller than the sepals, 1-nerved. Corona shortly tubular, irregularly fimbriate and with clavate whitish glands. Stamens 10-16, with filaments free and hairy; anthers oblong. Ovary globose, stipitate, 1-locular; styles 4–6 with fleshy ± kidney-shaped stigmas; ovules ± 50. Capsule subglobose, stipitate. Seeds ovoid, compressed, included in a cupulate aril.
Type location:
Zambia
Notes: Conservation status:Restricted to NE Zambia and adjacent areas in neighbouring countries, never more than occasional. The rocky outcrop habitats are generally not under threat. Lower risk.
Derivation of specific name: Viridi-via: Greenway, Percy James (‘Peter’) (1897-1980) East African botanist.
suberosa: corky
Habitat: Miombo woodland on rocky outcrops.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, D. R. Congo (?), Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N,E,C
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Content last updated: Wednesday 21 September 2016
Literature:

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 369 - 371. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Viridivia suberosa
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Viridivia suberosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Viridivia suberosa
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Viridivia suberosa
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Viridivia suberosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=192300, retrieved 12 July 2020

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