Hamelia patens Jacq.

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Hamelia patens

Photo: Petra Ballings
32, Ridge Rd, Avondale, Harare

Hamelia patens

Photo: Petra Ballings
32, Ridge Rd, Avondale, Harare

Hamelia patens

Photo: Petra Ballings
32, Ridge Rd, Avondale, Harare

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Synonyms: Hamelia erecta Jacq.
Common names: Fire bush (English)
Description: Shrub to c. 4 m, or, less often, a small tree to 7 m. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3(-5), elliptic or ovate, petiolate. Corolla to 2 cm, scarlet to orange. Fruit c. 7 mm, ovoid, dark red or purple.
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Derivation of specific name: patens: spreading, diverging from the axis at almost 90 degrees
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Worldwide distribution: Florida and West Indies, south to Bolivia and Paraguay
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Saturday 24 May 2008
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Hamelia patens

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Hamelia patens.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=145900, retrieved 24 November 2017

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