Tarenna pavettoides (Harv.) Sim
subsp. affinis (K. Schum.) Bridson

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Tarenna pavettoides subsp. affinis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Nhandar River, below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa.

Tarenna pavettoides subsp. affinis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Nhandar River, below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa.

Tarenna pavettoides subsp. affinis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Nhandar River, below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa.

Tarenna pavettoides subsp. affinis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Nhandar River, below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa.

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Synonyms: Kraussia pavettoides Harv.
Pavetta swynnertonii S. Moore
Common names: False bride's-bush (English) Large-leaved butterspoon (English) Large-leaved tarenna (English)
Status: Native
Shrub small to medium-sized tree. Bark pale to rusty brown, smooth or rough and scaly when older; young branchlets, 4-angled. Leaves opposite oblanceolate, up to 20 cm long, often one leaf in a pair smaller than the other, hairless except for few hairs on the midrib below; base often running down the petiole. Flowers axillary and terminal heads, whitish with protruding stamens, sweetly scented. Fruit almost round, fleshy, c. 8 mm in diameter, crowned with the remains of the calyx, hairy when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: pavettoides: resembling a species of Pavetta ("Brides-bush"), another genus in Rubiaceae.
Habitat: Along the margins and in the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 540 - 1525 m
Flowering time:Sep - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Friday 6 March 2009

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 600 - 602.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1011. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1046.

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 105.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 275. As Tarenna pavettoides

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 74.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 81. As Pavetta swynnertonii (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 170.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 288 - 289. as Tarenna pavettoides (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 499.

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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: Tarenna pavettoides subsp. affinis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155240, retrieved 21 November 2019

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