Rothmannia urcelliformis (Schweinf. ex Hiern) Bullock ex Robyns

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Rothmannia urcelliformis

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Chirinda Forest

Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest

Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Genaina Guesthouse

Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Genaina Guesthouse

Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Genaina Guesthouse

Rothmannia urcelliformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Genaina Guesthouse

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Synonyms: Gardenia tigrina Hiern
Common names: Forest rothmannia (English) Mutamba webungu (English)
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Shrub or small to medium-sized tree. Leaves opposite, lanceolate to elliptic, glossy dark green, veining conspicuous on the under surface. Domatia present. Flowers solitary, axillary, trumpet-shaped, creamy-white with reddish markings in the throat. Fruits spherical, blackish when ripe, distinctly scarred by the old calyx limb.
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Flowering time:Oct - Nov
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Malawi distribution: C,S
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 655 - 656.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 960. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 48.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 275.

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 74.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 79. as Gardenia tigrina

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 168.

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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: Rothmannia urcelliformis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155420, retrieved 14 April 2024

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