Cassinopsis tinifolia Harv.

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Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Northwestern slopes below Mt Dombe, Chimanimani Mts

Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau Southwest of Tsungudzi river crossing, Chimanimani Mts.

Cassinopsis tinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau Southwest of Tsungudzi river crossing, Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms:
Common names: False lemon-thorn (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Unarmed shrub or small tree. Bark grey, smooth; young branches green. Leaves opposite, elliptic, usually c. 3 -9 cm, dark glossy green above, paler and dull green below, thickly textured; margin entire. Flowers in branched axillary heads, white or creamy-green, c. 3 mm in diameter. Fruit elongate, c. 8 mm, ridged along the length, purple-black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tinifolia: with leaves like a Tina sp. (Sapindaceae)
Habitat: Along montane forest margins and riverine fringes.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa as far as Eastern Cape
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 1 June 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 522. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 635 - 636.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 256.

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 54.

Mendes, E.J. (1963). Icacinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 341.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 364 - 365. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 276 - 277. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cassinopsis tinifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cassinopsis tinifolia
African Plant Database: Cassinopsis tinifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cassinopsis tinifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cassinopsis tinifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cassinopsis tinifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cassinopsis tinifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cassinopsis tinifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cassinopsis tinifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Cassinopsis tinifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cassinopsis tinifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cassinopsis tinifolia
Plants of the World Online: Cassinopsis tinifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cassinopsis tinifolia
Tropicos: Cassinopsis tinifolia
Wikipedia: Cassinopsis tinifolia


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: Cassinopsis tinifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137250, retrieved 17 November 2019

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