Rinorea ferruginea Engl.

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Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maforga Mission, Gondola

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maforga Mission, Gondola, Mozambique

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Rinorea ferruginea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along footpath from Zomba to Magorogodo

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Synonyms: Rinorea gazensis (Baker f.) M. Brandt
Common names: Hairy-leaved violet-bush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark pale greyish-brown, smooth; young branches longitudinally ridged. Leaves obovate to oblanceolate, 12-20 cm, abrubtly tapering into a drip tip, shiny green above, paler below, hairless except for woolly hairs on the prominent midrib below; margin toothed; petiole grooved on top. Flowers in terminal heads, pale yellow, waxy textured; petals not curling backwards. Fruit a subspherical woody capsule, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, dark brown, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ferruginea: rusty-brown in colour
Habitat: In the understorey of lowland forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: SE Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 23 March 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 625. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 261.

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 82.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 249 - 254. As Rinorea gazensis (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 52. as Rinorea gazensis

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


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: Rinorea ferruginea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140600, retrieved 23 May 2019

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