Guettarda speciosa L.

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Guettarda speciosa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mecufi district

Guettarda speciosa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mecufi district

Guettarda speciosa

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Mecufi district

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves crowded at the ends of small branches, obovate, 5-32 cm long, rounded to cordate at the base, mostly hairless above, often velvety beneath; petiole usually up to 3 cm long, rarely longer; stipules broadly elliptic, 0.7-2.3 cm long. Flowers in upper axillary heads on peduncles up to 19 cm long. Calyx cup-shaped, yellowish-green, pink-tinged. Corolla white, cream, yellowish- or greenish-white, sometimes pink-tinged, appressed silky pubescent outside; tube narrowly cylindric, 2-4.6 cm long; lobes oblong, 4-9 mm long. Fruit ovoid or subglobose, woody, up to 3 cm in diameter, green, streaked-brownish-red.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: speciosa: showy, good-looking
Habitat: In dune scrub, on beaches and coral rock above the high tide mark and at the edges of mangrove swamps.
Altitude range: 3 - 20 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread throughout the beaches of the indian and Pacific Oceans as far North as China and Japan. In Africa from Kenya to Southern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS,GI
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Content last updated: Sunday 31 July 2016
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 410 - 412. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1017. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

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


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: Guettarda speciosa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=172210, retrieved 7 August 2020

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