Afrocanthium racemulosum (S. Moore) Lantz
var. racemulosum

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Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapú, Machamba Experimental, 3.8 km NE from junction of roads EN1 and 213 close to the EN1.

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapú, Machamba Experimental, 3.8 km NE from junction of roads EN1 and 213 close to the EN1.

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapú, Machamba Experimental, 3.8 km NE from junction of roads EN1 and 213 close to the EN1.

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Marromeu

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Marromeu

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Marromeu

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Marromeu

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Marromeu

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Marromeu

Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Marromeu

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Synonyms: Canthium racemulosum S. Moore var. racemulosum
Canthium schliebenlistii sensu Vollesen
Common names: River-valley rock alder (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or tree. Bark grey, flaking in small scales. Leaves in pairs at the ends of branches and short lateral shoots, elliptic to (rarely) almost round, glabrous or somewhat hairy with 7-7 pairs of lateral veins; domatia inconspicuous. Flowers in many flowered pedunculate heads, borne on leafless nodes of last years growth, pale green to yellowish. Fruit appearing almost square, bilobed at the apex, yellowish, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In hot low altitude woodland, often in river valley vegetation and on termite hills, also at margins of sand forest.
Altitude range: 120 - 1200 m
Flowering time:Dec
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: N,MS,GI
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 24 May 2018
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 327 - 328. as Canthium racemulosum racemulosum

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 923. (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 176. As Canthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

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. as Canthium racemulosum racemulosum

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Flora of Malawi: Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Afrocanthium racemulosum
African Plant Database: Afrocanthium racemulosum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Afrocanthium racemulosum
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Afrocanthium racemulosum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Afrocanthium racemulosum
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Afrocanthium racemulosum
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Wikipedia: Afrocanthium racemulosum


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: Afrocanthium racemulosum var. racemulosum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155950, retrieved 20 November 2019

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