Halleria elliptica Thunb.

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Halleria elliptica

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Noupoort, in Greyton Nature Reserve, Western Cape

Halleria elliptica

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Noupoort, in Greyton Nature Reserve, Western Cape

Halleria elliptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Buffelskloof Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Halleria elliptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Buffelskloof Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

Halleria elliptica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Buffelskloof Nature Reserve, Mpumalanga, South Africa.

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Synonyms: Halleria ligustrifolia Baker
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Status: Native
Description:
Compact shrub or small, slender tree; branches sub-quadrangular. Leaves elliptic to broadly elliptic-ovate, 20–35 mm long, leathery, more or less clearly glandular-punctate beneath; margin remotely toothed and slightly revolute; petiole 3–6 mm long. Flowers axillary among the leaves, 1-several together on slender pedicels, 6–12 mm long, with a pair of bracteoles below middle. Corolla orange to deep or brownish-red, 18–25 mm long; tube straight at base, widening above to 7–9 mm, minutely glandular-pubescent below; lobes 4, c. 1–1.5 mm long, densely, short glandular-pubescent on the margins. Style up to c. 18 mm long, exserted. Fruit a globose or subglobose berry, 8–9 mm in diameter.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: elliptica: elliptic; referring to the leaf shape
Habitat: Forest margins, often among rocks.
Altitude range: 1600 - 2300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa.
Malawi distribution: S
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Content last updated: Sunday 5 November 2017
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1001.

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 17 - 18. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 176.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 548 - 549. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Halleria elliptica
African Plant Database: Halleria elliptica
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Halleria elliptica
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JSTOR Plant Science: Halleria elliptica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Halleria elliptica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Halleria elliptica
The Plant List (version 1.1): Halleria elliptica
Tropicos: Halleria elliptica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Halleria elliptica.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=184000, retrieved 24 November 2017

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