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:
Red data list 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.

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
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): 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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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cassinopsis tinifolia
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
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cassinopsis tinifolia
Tropicos: 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 25 May 2019

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