Hirtella zanzibarica Oliv.

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Hirtella zanzibarica

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Hirtella zanzibarica

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Hirtella zanzibarica

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Hirtella zanzibarica

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Muanza plateau, eastern Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Acioa goetzeana Engl.
Hirtella thouarsiana Baill. ex Laness.
Common names: Ciboma (Sena)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small to medium-sized evergreen tree. Leaves lanceolate to lanceolate-elliptic, glabrous except for a few small appressed hairs, reticulate venation slightly raised above; base slightly asymmetric. Flowers in branched terminal and axillary heads. Calyx green, glandular on the outside; petals white, shorter than the calyx lobes; stamens c. 9 with long exserted filaments. Fruit obovoid or ellipsoid, 2.5 - 3 cm long, contracted near the base, sparsely pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zanzibarica: of Zanzibar
Habitat: In dense semi-deciduous or coastal forest
Altitude range: 50 - 1350 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Mafia Isl, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique and Madagascar.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 17 August 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 172. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1978). Chrysobalanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 35 - 44. (Includes a picture).

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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: Hirtella zanzibarica.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=181570, retrieved 19 January 2020

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