Tricalysia verdcourtiana Robbr.

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Tricalysia verdcourtiana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Tricalysia verdcourtiana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Tricalysia verdcourtiana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Tricalysia verdcourtiana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Tricalysia verdcourtiana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

Tricalysia verdcourtiana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Forest, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Tricalysia kivuensis sensu Robbrecht
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree 3–11 m high; young branches finely velvety; bark brown. Leaves oblong- elliptic, narrowly elliptic or narrowly obovate, 5–13 cm long, fairly thinly textured, hairless; midrib flat to impressed above, prominent beneath; domatia hairy, sometimes very weakly pitted; margin recurved; petiole 3–6 mm long, finely velvety; stipules with limb 1–1.5 mm long and an awn 3–6 mm long. Inflorescences 1–5-flowered axillary , sessile clusters, sometimes a few borne at naked nodes; bract and bracteoles cup-shaped, pubescent. Calyx tube almost fully hidden by upper bracteolar cup, hairless. Corolla colour unknown; tube 3–6 mm long hairless outside, sometimes with very few hairs inside; lobes 4-6, 5–7 mm long, pubescent outside. Fruit orange or red, c. 4.5 mm in diameter when ripe.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: verdcourtiana: after Bernard Verdcourt (1925-2011), botanist, taxonomist and author of many family treatments in Flora Zambesiaca and Flora of Tropical East Africa.
Habitat: In montane and riverine evergreen forest
Altitude range: 1700 - 2250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, northern Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,Mc
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Content last updated: Tuesday 30 April 2019
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 493 - 494.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 255.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 22.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 94.

Robbrecht, E. (1987). The African genus Tricalysia A. Rich. (Rubiaceae) 4. Revision of the species of sectio Tricalysia ans sectio Rosea. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique national de Belgique 57(1/2) Pages 100 - 104. also incl. p.p. T. kivuensis (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 501.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Tricalysia verdcourtiana.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=203010, retrieved 11 December 2019

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