Pavetta pumila N.E. Br.

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Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to rangerpost, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track from Nhagutua Gorge to rangerpost, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track Muanza rangerpost to old Urema river crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along track Muanza rangerpost to old Urema river crossing, Gorongosa National Park, Muanza

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Pavetta pumila

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Small single-stemmed suffrutex up to 50 cm tall, growing from a woody rhizome. Leaves elliptic to ovate, 5-8.5 cm long; domatia absent; bacterial nodules dot-like or elliptic, few and scattered; petiole up to 5 mm long. Stipules with a limb 2-3 mm long and an arista c. 2 mm long, drying pale and straw-coloured. Inflorescence terminal, 2-3 cm in diameter excluding corollas. Calyx with lobes linear-lanceolate, 5.5-7 mm long, light green, ciliate. Corolla white with a tube c. 1.6 cm long, sparsely pubescent inside; lobes 5.5-6 mm long. Fruit globose, crowned by the persistent calyx.
Notes: This species was until recently only known from the type collection (Evelyn Cecil 249, 1943, K). It has only recently been collected in fruit (Burrows 12806, BNRH and Wursten BW497, BR, EOWBL). It may well be undercollected due to its small stature, hidden among grasses and it appears not to be particularly rare.
Derivation of specific name: pumila: dwarf
Habitat: In sandy soils in Brachystegia woodland.
Altitude range: 200 - 300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from the Dondo - Cheringoma area in MOzambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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Content last updated: Thursday 19 April 2018
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Page 568.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 990. (Includes a picture).

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


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: Pavetta pumila.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=177330, retrieved 7 August 2020

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