Cremaspora triflora (Thonn.) K. Schum.
subsp. triflora

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Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Remnant forest on slopes above Cavalo, Mt Gorongosa

Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Remnant forest on slopes above Cavalo, Mt Gorongosa

Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path to Mt Binga just before Nhamadzi River crossing, Chimanimani National Reserve

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Synonyms: Psychotria triflora Thonn.
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark grey to pale brown; branches opposite above the leaf axils with a distinct round or heart-shaped leaf below the joint of the branches. Leaves opposite, elliptic to obovate, up to 12 × 5 cm, dark glossy green, hairless above, variously hairy or hairless below. Flowers in opposite axillary clusters, c. 1 cm in diameter, white with a green style. Fruit ellipsoid, up to 1.5 cm long, hairless or hairy, red when ripe, crowned with the persistent calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: triflora: with flowers in threes
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest, often along streams.
Altitude range: 700 - 1800 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
Growth form(s):
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Content last updated: Saturday 25 January 2020
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 523 - 525. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 969. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1073.

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 100.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 276. As Cremaspora triflora

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 71.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 88.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 162.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Pages 405 - 406.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 475.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cremaspora triflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cremaspora triflora
Plants of the World Online: Cremaspora triflora
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cremaspora triflora
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Wikipedia: Cremaspora triflora


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: Cremaspora triflora subsp. triflora.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155650, retrieved 6 July 2020

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