Tetracera boiviniana Baill.

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Tetracera boiviniana

Photo: Judd Welwitch
Near Vontade, NE of Quelimane

Tetracera boiviniana

Photo: Judd Welwitch
Near Vontade, NE of Quelimane

Tetracera boiviniana

Photo: Warren McCleland
Quiterajo, Cabo Delgado Province

Tetracera boiviniana

Photo: Warren McCleland
Quiterajo, Cabo Delgado Province

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree up to c. 5 m tall with a rather gnarled and crooked stem; bark dark grey, rough and vertically fissured. Leaves alternate, elliptic to obovate, up to 13 cm long, rounded at the apex tapering at the base; upper surface rough, sparsely hairy; veins distinctly sunken; more densely hairy with raised veins beneath; margin sharply serrate; petiole up to 15 mm long, hairy. Inflorescences in few-flowered clusters, terminal and in the upper leaf axils. Petals 4, white; stamens yellow, numerous. Fruit consisting of 4 red carpels, held in the remains of the calyx, thinly hairy, spine-tipped.
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Derivation of specific name: boiviniana: after Louis-Hyacinthe Boivin (1808-1852), French botanist and plant collector in East Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene Islands.
Habitat: In coastal woodland.
Altitude range: 20 - 200 m
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
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Content last updated: Sunday 24 June 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 627. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 52.

Wild, H. (1960). Dilleniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 103 - 105. (Includes a picture).

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


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: Tetracera boiviniana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=173640, retrieved 7 June 2023

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