Vepris fanshawei Mendonça

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Common names:
Status: Native
Glabrous shrub 1·5 m. tall. Leaves alternate, ( 1 ) 3-foliolate; petiole 1–4·5 cm. long, terete, narrowly grooved above; leaflets sessile; lamina 6·5–11·5 × 1·9–3 cm., drooping, flaccid, becoming convolute in drying, narrowly elliptic, densely dotted with pellucid glands, acuminate to somewhat obtuse at the apex, cuneate at the base; nerves and veins very numerous. Inflorescence of axillary panicles up to 5 cm. long, branched from the base; flowers usually clustered; pedicels 1–4 mm. long. Male flowers in bud only: sepals 4, united into a cupuliform calyx with shallow imbricate lobes; petals 4, slightly imbricate; stamens (7) 8; filaments flattened at the base, those opposite the petals shorter; anthers 2-lobed at the base; vestigial ovary glabrous, with 2 styles. Female flowers and fruit not seen. (Description JSTOR)
Type location:
Zambia, Chienge
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Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E,S
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Mendonça, F. A. (1963). Rutaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 204.

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

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: Vepris fanshawei., retrieved 24 February 2024

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