Hilleria latifolia (Lam.) H. Walt.

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Hilleria latifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRC

Hilleria latifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRC

Hilleria latifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRC

Hilleria latifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRC

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Synonyms: Hilleria elastica Vellozo
Mohlana nemoralis Mart.
Ravina apetala Schumach. & Thonn.
Rivina latifolia Lam.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Possibly introduced.
Description:
Shrubby herbs up to c. 1.5 m tall, young branches pubescent. Leaves ovate-elliptic to elliptic, 4.5–15 cm long, pubescent when young along veins beneath and sometimes along midrib above; petioles 5–55 mm long, pubescent above. Inflorescences in racemes up to 15 cm long in fruit. Sepals broadly elliptic to obovate, 1.5–2 mm long in flower, hairless, green or white, often tinged pink. Stamens 4, approximately same length as sepals. Fruit 2.0–2.5 mm in diameter, ridged around margin.
Notes: Although this species is generally thought to be introduced from South America its occurrence in little disturbed forest habitats away from habitation could indicate it is possibly native.
Derivation of specific name: latifolia: broad-leaved.
Habitat: In various types of forest.
Altitude range: 200 - 250 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: South America, Tropical Africa and Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 2 November 2018
Literature:

Stannard, B.L. (1988). Phytolaccaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(1) Pages 167 - 168. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hilleria latifolia
African Plant Database: Hilleria latifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Hilleria latifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hilleria latifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hilleria latifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hilleria latifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hilleria latifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hilleria latifolia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hilleria latifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hilleria latifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Hilleria latifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hilleria latifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hilleria latifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hilleria latifolia
Tropicos: Hilleria latifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Hilleria latifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=171310, retrieved 11 December 2018

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