Hugonia orientalis Engl.

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Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalets, Levasflor, Cheringoma.

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalets, Levasflor, Cheringoma.

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalets, Levasflor, Cheringoma.

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalets, Levasflor, Cheringoma.

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma.

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma.

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

Hugonia orientalis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Muwawa to Zomba

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Synonyms: Hugonia busseana Engl.
Hugonia swynnertonii De Wild.
Hugonia trigyna Summerh.
Common names: Rams-horns (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub or small tree; bark yellowish to brown, corky; strong, woody, curving paired tendrils often present. Leaves mostly clustered on short spur-branchlets, elliptic, obovate or oblanceolate, mostly 5-7 cm, occasionally longer, midrib and lateral veins prominent below; margin entire or toothed. Flowers mostly solitary, axillary, yellow, c. 2 cm in diameter, sweetly scented. Fruit pendulous, ovoid, fleshy, 1.5 cm long, yellow to orange.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: orientalis: oriental, eastern
Habitat: On sandy soils in hot dry evergreen forest, woodland and thickets, often along rivers.
Altitude range: Up to 600 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron (Food plant)
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Content last updated: Wednesday 26 March 2014
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 96. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Pages 341 - 342. Also as Hugonia busseana (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 248.

Robson, N.K.B. (1963). Linaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 93 - 95. Also as Hugonia busseana (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 116.

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Flora of Malawi: Hugonia orientalis
Flora of Zambia: Hugonia orientalis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hugonia orientalis

External websites:

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


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: Hugonia orientalis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132910, retrieved 17 July 2019

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