Turraea floribunda Hochst.

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Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Turraea floribunda

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

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Synonyms: Turraea heterophylla sensu Sond.
Common names: Honeysuckle tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous scrambling shrub or small tree. Bark light to dark brown somewhat roughish; young branches, finely hairy, reddish to purple-brown. Leaves alternate, ovate to lanceolate, up to 14 × 7 cm, bristly hairy when young, mostly hairless when mature, veining sunken above; margin entire. Flowers in many-flowered axillary clusters, large, sweetly scented, creamy to greenish-white; petals linear, up to 5.5 × 0.3 cm; staminal tube up to 4.5 cm long. Fruit a subspherical woody capsule, c. 2.4 cm in diameter, splitting into 5 valves, revealing seeds covered with an orange-red aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: floribunda: with abundant flowers
Habitat: In rocky areas in woodland and forested ravines.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS,M
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Pseudaphelia apollinaris (Food plant)
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Content last updated: Saturday 17 August 2013
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 385. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 22.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 249.

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 62.

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1963). Meliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 309 - 315. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Turraea floribunda
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Turraea floribunda
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Turraea floribunda
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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: Turraea floribunda.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133480, retrieved 17 September 2019

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