Vepris drummondii Mendonça

Images: None on this site.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Common names:
Status: Native
Small shrub, up to c. 70 cm tall. Leaves alternate, 1-foliolate, narrowly elliptic, 4-12.5 cm long, thinly textured, minute translucent gland-dots visible against the light; margin entire; petiole 3-10 mm long, grooved along the top. Flowers in short axillary heads, pale yellowish, unisexual.
Derivation of specific name: drummondii: named after R. B. 'Bob' Drummond (1924-2008) , former Keeper of the National Herbarium in Harare (SRGH)
Habitat: In moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Lower Chimanimani Mts and Haroni-Rusitu area, Zimbabwe, and neighbouring areas in Mozambique (AFM, T. Müller, 2007)
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 57.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 94.

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 168.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 146.

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 75.

Mendonça, F. A. (1963). Rutaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 204 - 205.

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 50.

Other sources of information about Vepris drummondii:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Vepris drummondii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vepris drummondii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Vepris drummondii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Vepris drummondii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Vepris drummondii
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Vepris drummondii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Vepris drummondii
JSTOR Plant Science: Vepris drummondii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vepris drummondii
Plants of the World Online: Vepris drummondii
Tropicos: Vepris drummondii
Wikipedia: Vepris drummondii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Vepris drummondii., retrieved 24 May 2024

Site software last modified: 24 September 2019 10:58am
Terms of use