Maerua acuminata Oliv.

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Common names: Pointed bushcherry (English)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Coastal thicket on deep sands
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Confined to northern Mozambique and southern Tanzania
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 155. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 82.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 219.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Maerua acuminata
African Plant Database: Maerua acuminata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Maerua acuminata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Maerua acuminata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Maerua acuminata
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iNaturalist: Maerua acuminata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Maerua acuminata
JSTOR Plant Science: Maerua acuminata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Maerua acuminata
Plants of the World Online: Maerua acuminata
Tropicos: Maerua acuminata
Wikipedia: Maerua acuminata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Maerua acuminata., retrieved 28 September 2023

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