Scaevola plumieri (L.) Vahl

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Scaevola plumieri

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Rio Savane, just North of Beira

Scaevola plumieri

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Rio Savane, just North of Beira

Scaevola plumieri

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Rio Savane, just North of Beira

Scaevola plumieri

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Rio Savane, just North of Beira

Scaevola plumieri

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Scaevola plumieri

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Scaevola plumieri

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Scaevola plumieri

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Scaevola plumieri

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Scaevola plumieri

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Lobelia plumieri L.
Scaevola thunbergii Eckl. & Zeyh.
Common names: Half-flower (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small succulent shrub with sprawling woody stems bearing numerous leaf scars, or small tree, to 1.5 m. Leaves broadly obovate, sessile or subsessile, clustered near the stem apex; petiole winged. Corolla white or greenish, up to 2.3 cm long; lobes up to 1 cm with whitish crenulate margins. Fruit black or bluish, ellipsoid or spherical.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: On coastal sand dunes.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Widespread on African coasts from Somalia south to the Cape and in West Africa from S. Tomé to Angola. Also in the Mascarenes, Sri Lanka, Florida and tropical South America.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 18 September 2014
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 203. (Includes a picture).

Launert, E. (1983). Goodeniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 85 - 87. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plant Database: Scaevola plumieri
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Scaevola plumieri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Scaevola plumieri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Scaevola plumieri
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Scaevola plumieri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Scaevola plumieri
Ispot Southern Africa : Scaevola plumieri
JSTOR Plant Science: Scaevola plumieri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scaevola plumieri
Tropicos: Scaevola plumieri
West African Plants database: Scaevola plumieri


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Scaevola plumieri.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=169230, retrieved 25 September 2016

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