Hilsenbergia petiolaris (Lam.) J.S. Mill.

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Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near camp, Levasflor, Cheringoma

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near camp, Levasflor, Cheringoma

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near camp, Levasflor, Cheringoma

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Inhaca Island, Mozambique

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Inhaca Island, Mozambique

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Hilsenbergia petiolaris

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Bourreria petiolaris (Lam.) Thulin
Ehretia petiolaris Lam.
Common names: Coast false puzzle-bush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or tree up to 10 m tall. Leaves alternate, lanceolate, ovate to oblong-obovate, up to 14 cm long, hairless; margin entire; petiole long and slender, up to 6 cm long, deeply grooved along the top. Flowers in branched subterminal heads, small, white. Fruit somewhat depressed globose, 4-5 mm long, tipped by the persistent style.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: petiolaris: with a (distinct) petiole
Habitat: Occurring mostly on coral based soils in littoral and coastal scrub but also in riverine forest and dense woodland on limestone somewhat further from the coast.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Coastal Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, tropical Asia and tropical Australia.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Thursday 24 July 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 831. (Includes a picture).

Martins, E.S. (1990). Boraginaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(4) Pages 73 - 74. As Bourreria petiolaris (Includes a picture).

Miller, J.S. (2003). Classification of Boraginaceae subfam. Ehretioideae: Resurrection of the genus Hilsenbergia Tausch ex Meisn. Adansonia, sér. 3 25(2) Page 184.

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External websites:

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


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: Hilsenbergia petiolaris.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=172590, retrieved 22 July 2019

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