Rauvolfia mannii Stapf

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Rauvolfia mannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lomami River, DRCongo. © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Rauvolfia mannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lomami River, DRCongo. © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Rauvolfia mannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lomami River, DRCongo. © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Rauvolfia mannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lomami River, DRCongo. © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Rauvolfia mannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lomami River, DRCongo. © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Rauvolfia mannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lomami River, DRCongo. © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

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Synonyms: Rauvolfia cardiocarpa K. Schum.
Rauvolfia cumminsii Stapf
Rauvolfia liberiensis Stapf
Rauvolfia longiacuminata De Wild. & T. Durand
Rauvolfia obscura K. Schum.
Rauvolfia preussii K. Schum.
Rauvolfia rosea K. Schum.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Understorey shrub or small tree. Bark, scaly, peeling off, greenish- to grey-brown, lenticellate. Leaves in whorls of 3-6, sometimes opposite on some nodes, narrowly ovate or narrowly obovate, 2.5-28 cm long, long pointed at the apex, glossy, hairless; petiole 1-27 mm long. Inflorescences few-many-flowered on a peduncle up to 6 cm long. Flowers white to pinkish with tube white, yellowish or greenish, often with pink or reddish stripes, 2.5-10.5 mm long. Fruit with capels, ovoid to obovoid, often laterally compressed, 5-12 mm long, bright red when ripe.
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Derivation of specific name: mannii: after Gustav Mann (1836-1916), British colonial representative in the Gulf of Guinea, who collected plants in that area.
Habitat: In wet places in evergreen forest, riverine forest and mature secondary forest.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread from Liberia to Kenya and South to Angola and Malawi.
Malawi distribution: N
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 20 July 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 73.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 22.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 459 - 460.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rauvolfia mannii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rauvolfia mannii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rauvolfia mannii
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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: Rauvolfia mannii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=217510, retrieved 22 November 2019

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