Ludia mauritiana J.F. Gmel.

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Synonyms: Ludia sessiliflora Lam.
Scolopia minutiflora Sleumer
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Status: Native
Unarmed shrub or small tree. Branchlets covered with numerous pale lenticels. Leaves variable in shape and size, oblong, oblanceolate, obovate or sometimes elliptic, 3–9 cm long, leathery, shiny green above, veining markedly raised on both faces; margin entire but with a few distant impressed glands along the lower half; petiole 2–8 mm long. Flowers 1–3 in the axils, whitish-yellowish. Sepals ovate-suborbicular, densely pubescent outside and in the upper part of the inside, 2–3 mm long, reflexed. Disk-glands 10–15, rather small. Stamens 40–60. Fruit ovoid-globose, finely warty, 1–1.5 cm. across, reddish
Notes: Not included in Flora Zambesiaca
Derivation of specific name: mauritiana: of Mauritius where the type specimen was collected.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Réunion, Seychelles and Aldabra
Malawi distribution: S
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 644. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Page 78.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ludia mauritiana
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ludia mauritiana
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Ludia mauritiana., retrieved 22 September 2023

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