Fadogiella stigmatoloba (K.Schum.) Robyns

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Fadogiella stigmatoloba

Photo: Penny English
Around Thazima office, Nyika National Park.

Fadogiella stigmatoloba

Photo: Penny English
Around Thazima office, Nyika National Park.

Fadogiella stigmatoloba

Photo: Penny English
Around Thazima office, Nyika National Park.

Fadogiella stigmatoloba

Photo: Penny English
Around Thazima office, Nyika National Park.

Fadogiella stigmatoloba

Photo: Penny English
Around Thazima office, Nyika National Park.

Fadogiella stigmatoloba

Photo: Penny English
Around Thazima office, Nyika National Park.

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Synonyms: Fadogia manikensis De Wild.
Fadogia stigmatoloba K. Schum.
Fadogiella manikensis (De Wild.) Robyns
Fadogiella verticillata Robyns
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Erect suffrutex, 0.5–1.2 m tall, rarely taller, growing from a thick woody rootstock; stems usually 1–3, much branched,often 3–4-angled, yellowish velvety hairy when young soon becoming dull purplish and hairless. Leaves mostly opposite, sometimes in whorls of 3 at a few nodes, narrowly to broadly elliptic or obovate, or lanceolate, 1.7–10 cm long, mostly discolorous, with yellowish-grey, curled, short hairs above not obscuring the surface, ultimately becoming more or less hairless, white or yellowish-grey velvety hairy beneath, the surface entirely obscured; venation impressed above and raised beneath; petiole 2–3(6) mm long. Stipules with triangular base, 1–2 mm long, and a filiform appendage, 2.5–3(6) mm long. Inflorescences in dense, subsessile, axillary pairs clusters; peduncles 0–2.5 mm long, rarely to 15 mm in fruit; pedicels 1–1.5 mm long. Calyx tububular with short triangular teeth. Corolla green or yellow; tube 3–5 mm long, densely hairy outside, shortly hairy at the throat; lobes linear-triangular, 4–5 mm long. Style 6–6.5 mm long; pollen presenter pale green, 3–5-lobed at apex. Fruits globose, 7.5–15 mm in diameter, shiny, almost hairless but crowned by a hairy calyx limb.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: stigmatoloba: referring to the 3-4-lobed stigma.
Habitat: In miombo woodland, sometimes on dambo margins and termite mounds.
Altitude range: 900 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, southern Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 30 November 2020
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 282 - 284. (Includes a picture).

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. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Fadogiella stigmatoloba.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=202540, retrieved 3 December 2021

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