Stipularia africana P. Beauv.

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Stipularia africana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Stipularia africana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Stipularia africana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Stipularia africana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Stipularia africana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Stipularia africana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Stipularia africana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Itindi Community, Oriental, DR Congo. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Synonyms: Sabicea africana (P. Beauv.) Hepper
Common names:
Frequency: Very local in Zambia
Status: Native
Description:
Erect woody herb or shrub 0.5-3 m tall. Leaves opposite, elliptic to elliptic-obovate, 10-34 cm long, discolorous, dark green and hairless above, densely covered in creamy-white, felt-like hairs beneath; petiole 1-10 cm long. Stipules large, ovate, 3-4 cm long, red or pale green flushed purplish-brown, papery, usually bristly hairy at the base. Flowers in axillary heads, held in conspicuous bright red or greenish-pink involucres 2-4 cm long, densely bristly hairy inside at the base. Corolla white, hairless; tube 2-3 cm long. Fruit orange to red when ripe.
Type location:
Nigeria
Notes: The involucres are usually filled with water and may contain debris, seedlings etc.
Derivation of specific name: africana: African.
Habitat: Riverine swamp forest.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Sierra Leone to Gabon, DRC, Angola and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 30 September 2012
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 431 - 433. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 93.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stipularia africana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Stipularia africana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Stipularia africana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Stipularia africana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Stipularia africana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Stipularia africana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Stipularia africana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stipularia africana
JSTOR Plant Science: Stipularia africana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stipularia africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stipularia africana
Plants of the World Online: Stipularia africana
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Stipularia africana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=200360, retrieved 29 November 2021

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