Suriana maritima L.

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Suriana maritima

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Praia de Tofinho, Inhambane, Mozambique

Suriana maritima

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Praia de Tofinho, Inhambane, Mozambique

Suriana maritima

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Praia de Tofinho, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub up to 2 m. Leaves: petiole, c. 1 mm long, glandular-pubescent; lamina 10-40 × 3-4 mm, linear-spathulate to oblanceolate, pubescent on both sides; base cuneate; margin entire. Inflorescence as long as or shorter than the leaves; branches of the inflorescence densely glandular-pubescent. Petals c. 7 × 5 mm, oblong to obovate, yellow. Fruit c. 3.5 × 3 mm, blackish, obovoid, with 2 faces ± flattened.
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Habitat: On coral reefs or sandy soils by the coast.
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Worldwide distribution: A pantropical maritime species, in Africa confined to the east coast.
Mozambique distribution: N,GI
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
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Content last updated: Saturday 8 November 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 365. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. & Phipps, J.B. (1963). Simaroubaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 210 - 212. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

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


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: Suriana maritima.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=177670, retrieved 16 July 2019

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