Holarrhena pubescens (Buch. - Ham.) Wall. ex G. Don

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Holarrhena pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhambita turn off along road to entrance gate, Gorongosa National Park.

Holarrhena pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhambita turn off along road to entrance gate, Gorongosa National Park.

Holarrhena pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nhambita turn off along road to entrance gate, Gorongosa National Park.

Holarrhena pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
At junction road no1 and road no3, Gorongosa National Park.

Holarrhena pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Numbered tree trail, Catapu Concession, Sofala

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Synonyms: Holarrhena febrifuga Klotzsch
Common names: Fever-pod (English) Jasmine-tree (English) Khumba yaa ndzo (Sena)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree with milky latex. Leaves opposite, broadly elliptic to ovate, sparsely to densely hairy, glossy dark green above paler below. Flowers in dense, many-flowered, axillary heads, white, sweetly scented; calyces and flower stalks densely hairy; corolla lobes overlapping to the right. Fruit in paired, long slender follicles, up to 30 cm, conpicuously dotted with lenticels. Seeds with long silky hairs to aid dispersal by wind.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: pubescens: pubescent, with soft short hairs
Habitat: In rocky places, often near water courses.
Altitude range: Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania to Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 26 - 29. as Holarrhena febrifuga (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 25.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 456 - 458. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 18.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 43.

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Flora of Malawi: Holarrhena pubescens
Flora of Zambia: Holarrhena pubescens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Holarrhena pubescens
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Holarrhena pubescens

External websites:

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


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: Species information: Holarrhena pubescens.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145020, retrieved 12 December 2017

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