Fadogia triphylla Baker
var. triphylla

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Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Fadogia buarica Robyns
Fadogia coriacea Robyns
Fadogia hockii De Wild.
Fadogia kaessneri S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial herb with several unbranched stems up to c.1.2 m high but usually shorter, growing from a horizontal woody rootstock. Leaves subsessile, in whorls of 3-4, or opposite towards the tips of the stems, elliptic, ovate or obovate, hairless, paler beneath but not markedly discolorous. Inflorescences axillary,mostly 3-7-flowered on peduncles 5-30 mm long. Flowers fragrant; corolla white to greenish-yellow outside, creamy-green inside, hairless except for a ring of deflexed hairs inside the tube. Fruit c. 10 mm wide, dark bluish-green turning black when dry.
Notes: This variety is distinguished by the stems and leaves being completely hairless and the leaves being broadly elliptic, usually more than 2 cm wide.
Derivation of specific name: triphylla; with three leaves; referring to the 3-whorled leaves but this is not unique to this species of Fadogia.
Habitat: Miombo woodland and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: 540 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 11 October 2019
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 276 - 277.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 241.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 88.

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Flora of Mozambique: Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla
Flora of Zambia: Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fadogia triphylla
African Plant Database: Fadogia triphylla
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Fadogia triphylla
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Fadogia triphylla
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Fadogia triphylla
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Fadogia triphylla
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Fadogia triphylla
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Fadogia triphylla
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Fadogia triphylla
JSTOR Plant Science: Fadogia triphylla
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Fadogia triphylla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fadogia triphylla
Plants of the World Online: Fadogia triphylla
The Plant List (version 1.1): Fadogia triphylla
Tropicos: Fadogia triphylla
Wikipedia: Fadogia triphylla


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=171920, retrieved 22 November 2019

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