Pyrostria bibracteata (Baker) Cavaco

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Pyrostria bibracteata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma Escarpment

Pyrostria bibracteata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma Escarpment

Pyrostria bibracteata

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma Escarpment

Pyrostria bibracteata

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

Pyrostria bibracteata

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

Pyrostria bibracteata

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

Pyrostria bibracteata

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

Pyrostria bibracteata

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

Pyrostria bibracteata

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

Pyrostria bibracteata

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

Pyrostria bibracteata

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

Pyrostria bibracteata

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

Pyrostria bibracteata

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

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Synonyms: Canthium bibracteaum (Baker) Hiern
Plectronia bibracteata Baker
Common names: False porcupine bush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, more or less broadly elliptic, up to 13.5 cm long, stiffly papery or somewhat leathery, hairless, sometimes with hairtuft domatia below; margin entire. Flowers in up to 30-flowered umbels, yellowish-cream, small. Fruit round, 5-8 mm in diameter, yellow when ripe, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, wooded grassland and along margins of forest, usually on sandy soils with a high water table.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and the Seychelles.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 26 January 2020
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 341 - 343.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 931. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 47. As Pyrostria bibracteatum

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 169.

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.

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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: Pyrostria bibracteata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156060, retrieved 5 August 2020

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