Craterispermum schweinfurthii Hiern

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Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Mozambique

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Mozambique

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Mozambique

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Mozambique

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream crossing at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream crossing at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream crossing at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Mpawe Village, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Mpawe Village, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Mpawe Village, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Mpawe Village, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Mpawe Village, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Mpawe Village, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track to Mpawe Village, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

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Synonyms:
Common names: Porridge-stick (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Hairless shrub or tree up to 15 m tall but usually smaller. Leaves elliptic, oblong or obovate, 7-18 cm long, yellow-green, smooth but with fine net-veining visible against the light. Inflorescences supra-axillary, compact, several flowered. Peduncle stout, flattened, thickened above. Calyx tube 0.7-1.5 mm. Corolla white, sweet-scented. Fruit 5-6 mm long, sessile, dark purple when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schweinfurthii: after Dr Georg August Schweinfurth (1836-1925), German botanical collector and taxonomist.
Habitat: In dry evergreen forest and mist forest; sometimes on termite mounds or in riverine fringes in tall miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 60 - 1770 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroun, Central and East Africa, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 28 April 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 915. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277.

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

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Craterispermum schweinfurthii
Flora of Zambia: Craterispermum schweinfurthii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Craterispermum schweinfurthii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Craterispermum schweinfurthii
African Plant Database: Craterispermum schweinfurthii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Craterispermum schweinfurthii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Craterispermum schweinfurthii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Craterispermum schweinfurthii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Craterispermum schweinfurthii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Craterispermum schweinfurthii
JSTOR Plant Science: Craterispermum schweinfurthii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Craterispermum schweinfurthii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Craterispermum schweinfurthii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Craterispermum schweinfurthii
Tropicos: Craterispermum schweinfurthii


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: Craterispermum schweinfurthii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156090, retrieved 16 July 2019

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