Faurea delevoyi De Wild.

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Synonyms: Faurea saligna Harv. subsp. B sensu F. White (1962)
Faurea saligna Harv. subsp. no. 1 sensu Drummond (1975)
Faurea saligna Harv. var. platyphylla Hiern
Faurea saligna Harv. var. B. sensu Dowsett-Lemaire in Bull. Jard. Bot. Belg. 59: 19, 1989
Common names:
Status: Native
Medium to large evergreen tree; branchlets green and hairless, older branches dark brown. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate to broadly elliptic, mostly up to 13 cm long, rarely up to 20 cm long, glossy-green above, paler green beneath, almost hairless on both surfaces or with a few hairs near the base, midrib prominent beneath often reddish near the base, leaf base decurrent or sometimes with a very short petiole. Flowers in terminal spikes, up to 14 cm long; perianth pale yellow-green, 1 cm long, conspicuously curved upwards, pubescent outside with whitish appressed hairs.
Notes: Faurea delevoyi can be confused with F. saligna but differs by its sessile or subsessile, glossy, non-glaucous, bright green leaves which almost always bear a few long weak hairs towards the base on the lower surface.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In evergreen forest along the edges of streams and river gorges.
Altitude range: Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Upper Katanga DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 229.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 98. (Includes a picture).

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 56 - 57.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 159.

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 19. As Faurea saligna var. B.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 69.

Marner, S.K. (1989). New an noteworthy species of Faure (Proteaceae) from the evergreen forests of Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 59(3/4) Pages 427 - 428.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 155.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Faurea delevoyi.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120670, retrieved 14 July 2024

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