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

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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.
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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 W Africa from S. Tomé to Angola. Also in the Mascarenes, Sri Lanka, Florida and tropical S America.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 17 June 2009
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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
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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, Stefaan Dondeyne and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P., Dondeyne, S. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Scaevola plumieri.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=169230, retrieved 16 April 2014

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