Oxyanthus goetzei K. Schum.
subsp. goetzei

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Oxyanthus goetzei subsp. goetzei

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Chirinda Forest

Oxyanthus goetzei subsp. goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Oxyanthus pallidus sensu R.B. Drumm.
Oxyanthus swynnertonii S. Moore
Common names: Wild loquat (English)
Status: Native
Evergreen shrub. Leaves opposite, elliptic, shiny dark green, with a drip tip; hairless except for stiff hairs on the mid rib beneath. Inflorescences on the upper nodes of branches, 1-9 white flowers with long greenish corolla tubes up to 11 cm.
Derivation of specific name: goetzei: after Walter Goetze (1872-1899), German naturalist, explorer, photographer and collector of botanical and zoological specimens in Tanzania.
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: S
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Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 682 - 684.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 966. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 41. As Oxyanthus goetzei

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

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 73.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 75.

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Flora of Mozambique: Oxyanthus goetzei subsp. goetzei
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oxyanthus goetzei subsp. goetzei

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oxyanthus goetzei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oxyanthus goetzei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oxyanthus goetzei
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Oxyanthus goetzei
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iNaturalist: Oxyanthus goetzei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxyanthus goetzei
JSTOR Plant Science: Oxyanthus goetzei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oxyanthus goetzei
Plants of the World Online: Oxyanthus goetzei
Tropicos: Oxyanthus goetzei
Wikipedia: Oxyanthus goetzei

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: Oxyanthus goetzei subsp. goetzei.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155450, retrieved 21 February 2024

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