Olea chimanimani Kupicha

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Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree up to c. 3 m tall. Bark, grey, fairly smooth; young branches rounded, hairless. Leaves opposite, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, up to c. 7.5 cm long, thinly leathery, dark green above, paler and dull green below with a prominent midrib, both surfaces pitted but without scales; apex with a sharp tip; margin entire; petiole 4-6 mm long. Flowers small, in many-flowered terminal heads or in the upper leaf axils, whitish or cream. Fruit ellipsoid, c. 8 × 6 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chimanimani: of the Chimanimani mountains
Habitat: In scrub vegetation among quartzite crags.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: restricted to the Chimanimani Mts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Monday 1 August 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 770. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 41.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 918.

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 92.

Green, P.S. (2002). A Revision of Olea L. (Oleaceae) Kew Bulletin 57(1) Page 104.

Green, P.S. & Kupicha, F.K. (1979). Notes on the Genus Olea Kew Bulletin 34(1) Pages 71 - 75. (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Oleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 326 - 327. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 144.

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 65.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 96.

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Olea chimanimani

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


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: Olea chimanimani.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144160, retrieved 7 July 2020

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