Rytigynia adenodonta (K. Schum.) Robyns
var. adenodonta

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Synonyms: Vangueria adenodonta K. Schum.
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Status: Native
Much-branched shrub or small tree, mostly hairless but with young shoots more or less appressed pubescent (in this variety); older branches greyish, warty with bark often red-brown, fissured and flaky. Leaves elliptic to broadly ovate-elliptic, 1.3–6 cm long, hairless except small pubescent domatia, which may be absent, rarely pubescent beneath and on midrib above; petioles 3–4 mm long; stipules hairless outside outside, densely long hairy inside, 2 mm long, abruptly ending in a narrow point 1–2 mm long. Flowers solitary, or 2–4 together; pedicels rather thick, 3–11 mm long. Calyx tube 1.5 mm long with small broadly triangular teeth, less than 1 mm long. Corolla creamy-white; tube obconic, 5–6 mm long, widening from the base, with a ring of deflexed long hairs inside; lobes oblong, reflexed, about 3–3.5 mm long. Fruit purple-black, c. 8 mm long.
Notes: See var. reticulata for comparison.
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Habitat: Along forest margins and on rocky slopes.
Altitude range: 2100 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, northern Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Content last updated: Thursday 3 October 2019

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 290 - 291.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 252.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 92.

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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: Rytigynia adenodonta var. adenodonta.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=202620, retrieved 25 April 2024

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