Fadogia triphylla Baker
var. triphylla

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Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mkushi District, Parklands Farm.

Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla

Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Fadogia buarica Robyns
Fadogia coriacea Robyns
Fadogia hockii De Wild.
Fadogia kaessneri S. Moore
Common names:
Status: Native
Perennial herb with several unbranched stems up to c.1.2 m high but usually shorter, growing from a horizontal woody rootstock. Leaves subsessile, in whorls of 3-4, or opposite towards the tips of the stems, elliptic, ovate or obovate, hairless, paler beneath but not markedly discolorous. Inflorescences axillary,mostly 3-7-flowered on peduncles 5-30 mm long. Flowers fragrant; corolla white to greenish-yellow outside, creamy-green inside, hairless except for a ring of deflexed hairs inside the tube. Fruit c. 10 mm wide, dark bluish-green turning black when dry.
Derivation of specific name: triphylla; with three leaves; referring to the 3-whorled leaves but this is not unique to this species of Fadogia.
Habitat: Miombo woodland and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: 540 - 1900 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 10 September 2018

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 276 - 277.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 241.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 88.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fadogia triphylla
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Wikipedia: Fadogia triphylla

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: Fadogia triphylla var. triphylla.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=171920, retrieved 30 November 2023

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