Chazaliella abrupta (Hiern) E.M.A. Petit & Verdc.
var. abrupta

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Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along numbered trail, Mphingue, Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along numbered trail, Mphingue, Catapu

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track Muanza rangerpost to old Urema river crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

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Synonyms: Psychotria abrupta Hiern
Psychotria madandensis S. Moore
Common names: False bird-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Normally a shrub, possibly rarely a small tree. Bark very pale, whitish-grey, corky. Leaves opposite or in whorls of 3, simple, elliptic to ovate-lanceolate, up to 20 cm, pale green, often with a bronze tinge below; domatia very reduced or absent; stipule ovate or triangular, 2 mm with several teeth. Flowers in terminal clusters, white fading to yellow; corolla c. 8 mm in diameter; lobes spreading. Fruit an ellipsoid drupe, slightly ribbed when dry.
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Habitat: On sandy soils in forest, woodland and thicket, often at the base of rocky hills and on termite mounds.
Altitude range: 20 - 1350 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Also Angola.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI
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Content last updated: Saturday 5 August 2017
Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 35 - 37. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chazaliella abrupta
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Chazaliella abrupta
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JSTOR Plant Science: Chazaliella abrupta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Chazaliella abrupta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Chazaliella abrupta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Chazaliella abrupta
Tropicos: Chazaliella abrupta


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: Chazaliella abrupta var. abrupta.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156500, retrieved 16 December 2017

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