Memecylon nubigenum R.D. Stone & I.G. Mona

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Synonyms: Memecylon natalense Sense R. & A. Fern. in FZ-4: 224 (1978)
Memecylon sp. E of FZ 4:229 (Mueller 1472)
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Status: Native
Notes: This species was formerly seen as part of Memecylon natalense Markgr. (FZ-4, 1978 ao) but M. natalense sensu stricto is now considered to be an endemic of South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga & Limpopo).
Derivation of specific name: nubigenum: from Latin nubis, cloud and gignere, 'born from', alluding to the cloudy mountainous habitat of the species.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 710. (Includes a picture).

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 90.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 224 - 225. As Memecylon natalense ; also as Memecylon sp E.

Stone, R.D., Mona,I.G. & Ramdhani, S. (2017). Revised treatment of Mozambican Memecylon (Melastomataceae—Olisbeoideae), with descriptions of four new species in M. section Buxifolia Phytotaxa 331(2) Pages 158 - 160. Protologue (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 120. As Memecylon natalense

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Memecylon nubigenum., retrieved 24 April 2024

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