Uvaria gracilipes N. Robson

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Uvaria gracilipes

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Uvaria gracilipes

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

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Common names: Small-leaved cluster-pear (English)
Status: Native
Small rounded, scrambling shrub. Bark grey with lenticels; young branchlets covered in short reddish hairs. Leaves alternate, ovate-lanceolate to narrowly elliptic, acute or subacute at the apex, cuneate to rounded but not decurrent at the base, up to 7 × 2.5 cm, sparsely stellate-hairy below when young, mostly hairless when mature; margin entire, wavy. Flowers solitary, extra-axillary, yellow, on a slender stalk 2-3 cm long. Fruit of 3-6 carpels, c. 2.5 cm long, blackish-purple when dry.
Derivation of specific name: gracilipes: with a graceful or slender "foot", referring to the slender flower stalks
Habitat: In semi-evergreen forest and along river banks.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: GI
Growth form(s): Climber, tree, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 19 August 2016

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 132. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 204.

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 23.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 236.

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 17.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 109 - 112. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Uvaria gracilipes

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Uvaria gracilipes.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123780, retrieved 25 May 2019

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