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.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 177.

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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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rinorea ferruginea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rinorea ferruginea
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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: Rinorea ferruginea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140600, retrieved 12 November 2019

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