Vangueria micropyren (Verdc.) Lantz

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Vangueria micropyren

Habit
Kalahari woodland
Senanga, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Vangueria micropyren

Habit
Kalahari woodland
Senanga, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Vangueria micropyren

Flowers
Kalahari woodland
Senanga, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Vangueria micropyren

Flowers
Kalahari woodland
Senanga, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

Vangueria micropyren

Flowers
Kalahari woodland
Senanga, Senanga District
Dec 2023
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Dendrobium brachycarpum A.Rich.
Pachystigma micropyren Verdc.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Subshrub 15–60 cm tall, with several erect or ± procumbent slender woody shoots from an underground rhizome; shoots at first scabrid yellowish-pubescent, later more or less glabrous and dark purplish-red. Leaves paired, not in whorls, 3–10 × 0.9–3.2 cm, elliptic, oblong, obovate-oblong or oblanceolate, rounded to subacute or obscurely acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, petiole c. 5 mm long; stipules 2 mm long, triangular, with appendages 2 mm long. Inflorescences borne at (1)3–6 nodes, 10–20-flowered, bristly pubescent; the inflorescence pair at each node forming a dense cluster up to 3.5 cm wide; peduncles and pedicels 3–5 mm long. Calyx tube 1.2 mm long, globose, densely pubescent; lobes 4–6.5 × 0.7–1 mm, linear, more sparsely pubescent. Corolla 5-tailed at apex in bud; tube 5.5 mm long, cylindrical to funnel-shaped, glabrous at base, densely bristly pubescent above; lobes 2–3 × 1.5–1.8 mm, triangular, with a terminal appendage 1.5–2 mm long. Pollen presenter shortly exserted, cylindrical, 10-grooved, 5-lobed at apex. Fruit yellow to orange, 1.2 cm in diameter, globose, said to be glossy, very sparsely pubescent; pyrenes small 6 × 5 × 3 mm.
Type location:
Zambia
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: micropyren: with small pyrenes (seeds)
Habitat: Brachystegia woodland and derived associations, sometimes on laterite outcrops
Altitude range: 1000 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Angola and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,W
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Wednesday 17 April 2024
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Page 244. as Pachystigma micropyren

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vangueria micropyren
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vangueria micropyren
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vangueria micropyren
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vangueria micropyren
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vangueria micropyren
JSTOR Plant Science: Vangueria micropyren
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vangueria micropyren
Plants of the World Online: Vangueria micropyren
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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: Vangueria micropyren.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=202250, retrieved 24 July 2024

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