Euclea undulata Thunb.

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Euclea undulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Whove Game park, Matobo National Park.

Euclea undulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Whove Game park, Matobo National Park.

Euclea undulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Whove Game park, Matobo National Park.

Euclea undulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Whove Game park, Matobo National Park.

Euclea undulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Whove Game park, Matobo National Park.

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Synonyms: Euclea myrtina Burch.
Euclea undulata Thunb. var. myrtina (Burch.) Hiern
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Status: Native
Description:
Evergreen shrub or small tree up to 6 m tall. Young shoots hairless except for rusty scales. Leaves usually opposite or subopposite, mostly obovate, oblanceolate or oblanceolate–elliptic, up to 4 cm long and 1·5 cm broad, hairless beneath except for scales; lateral veins and tertiary veins almost invisible; petiole up to 3 mm long; margin often strongly wavy. Inflorescence axillary, unbranched, c. 1 cm long. Male flowers c. 3 mm. long. Corolla deeply lobed, widely open at the throat, each lobe with strigulose hairs. Stamens c. 16. Ovary covered with whitish scales. Fruit c. 7 mm in diameter.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: undulata: undulate, wavy
Habitat: In woodland and scrub.
Altitude range: 0 - 1200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana Namibia, Eswatini and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: M
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Content last updated: Wednesday 13 October 2010
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 763. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 514 - 515. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 266.

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 39.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 55. as Euclea undulata myrtina

Setshogo, M.P. & Venter, F. (2003). Trees of Botswana: names and distribution SABONET Report No. 18 Southern African Botanical Diversity Network, Pretoria Pages 8 - 9. as subsp. myrtina (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1983). Ebenaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 298 - 300. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Euclea undulata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euclea undulata
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Euclea undulata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143920, retrieved 5 December 2020

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