Fernandoa abbreviata Bidgood

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Fernandoa abbreviata

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Fernandoa abbreviata

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Fernandoa abbreviata

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Fernandoa abbreviata

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Fernandoa abbreviata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Outside Dandaro by the Borrowdale Road

Fernandoa abbreviata

Photo: Mark Hyde
Outside Dandaro by the Borrowdale Road

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Status: Native
Description:
Tree to 18 m. Bark reddish-brown, vertically striate. Leaves with 3-5 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets oblong to elliptic; margin sinuate to serrate. Flowers borne singly or in few-flowered racemes, spectacular, bright orange-red with a yellow centre. Calyx 2-3-lobed. Corolla bell-shaped, up to 10 cm in diameter, shallowly lobed with 4 large stamens and a shorter staminode; anther thecae 5-8 mm long. Fruit a long slender capsule, to 60 cm long, ± circular in cross-section.
Notes: For a discussion of this species, see F. magnifica.
Derivation of specific name: abbreviata: shortened (probably referring to the inflorescence)
Habitat: Dry woodland on rocky slopes and in dry montane forest
Altitude range: 700 - 1370 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Central Tanzania (Iringa, Mpwapwa and (?) Morogoro Districts) and southern Malawi (Mulanje District).
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Literature:

Bidgood, S (1994). Synopsis of the Continental African Species of Fernandoa (Bignoniaceae) Kew Bulletin 49(3) Pages 386 - 388. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fernandoa abbreviata
African Plant Database: Fernandoa abbreviata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fernandoa abbreviata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fernandoa abbreviata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Fernandoa abbreviata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Fernandoa abbreviata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Fernandoa abbreviata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Fernandoa abbreviata
iNaturalist: Fernandoa abbreviata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fernandoa abbreviata
JSTOR Plant Science: Fernandoa abbreviata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Fernandoa abbreviata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fernandoa abbreviata
Plants of the World Online: Fernandoa abbreviata
Tropicos: Fernandoa abbreviata
Wikipedia: Fernandoa abbreviata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Fernandoa abbreviata.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=165890, retrieved 23 May 2022

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