Rauvolfia mombasiana Stapf

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Rauvolfia mombasiana

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Road to Levasflor, Cheringoma

Rauvolfia mombasiana

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Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Rauvolfia mombasiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Rauvolfia mombasiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Rauvolfia mombasiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Rauvolfia mombasiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Rauvolfia mombasiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Rauvolfia mombasiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Rauvolfia mombasiana

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Rauvolfia monopyrena K. Schum.
Common names: Lesser quinine-tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree to 9 m with lenticellate bark. Leaves petiolate; lamina narrowly obovate to narrowly elliptic, glossy, hairless, with 5-25 lateral veins on each side of the midrib. Inflorescences lax, axillary heads. Pedicels 3-8 mm. Corolla: tube 4-8 mm, white or greenish-white; lobes 0.8-1.8 mm. Fruits with one or both carpels developing; carpels 5-10 mm, ellipsoid.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mombasiana: of Mombasa, Kenya
Habitat: In riverine and lowland evergreen forest; coastal zone on sandy soil.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 4 February 2015
Literature:

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Page 462.

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External websites:

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


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: Rauvolfia mombasiana.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=167550, retrieved 12 December 2017

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