Rinorea ilicifolia (Welw. ex Oliv.) Kuntze
subsp. ilicifolia

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Synonyms: Alsodeia ilicifolia Welw. ex Oliv.
Rinorea angolensis Exell
Rinorea khutuensis Engl.
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Status: Native
Evergreen shrub or small tree. Branches with distinct stipular scars. Leaves oblong-elliptic to obovate, 7-20 cm long, Leathery, glossy bright green to blueish-green above, pale green beneath, sometimes hairy beneath, veining prominent on both surfaces; margin with sharp, spiny teeth; petiole 1-2 cm long, channelled above, finely hairy; stipules 5-10 mm long but falling early. Flowers c.10 mm in diameter, pale to deep yellow, in dense terminal and axillary heads up to 8 cm long; petals reflexed. Capsule ovoid, 3-lobed, c.1.5 cm long with a wrinkled surface, purplish to brown when ripe.
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Habitat: In understorey of moist evergreen forest
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Worldwide distribution: Fairly widespread in tropical Africa to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Saturday 15 December 2007

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 626. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 48. As Rinorea ilicifolia ilicifolia amplexicaulis

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 746.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 117.

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 169.

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 83.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Violaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 250 - 251. As Rinorea ilicifolia

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 590 - 592. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rinorea ilicifolia
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rinorea ilicifolia
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Wikipedia: Rinorea ilicifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Rinorea ilicifolia subsp. ilicifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140610, retrieved 19 June 2024

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