Leptactina platyphylla (Hiern) Wernham

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Leptactina platyphylla

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Leptactina platyphylla

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Leptactina platyphylla

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

Leptactina platyphylla

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Moribane Forest

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Synonyms: Leptactina hexamera K. Schum.
Leptactina surongaensis De Wild.
Mussaenda platyphylla Hiern
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, oblong-elliptic, 7-30 cm long, sometimes scattered rough, short hairs above, more or less densely velvety beneath margin entire; petiole up to 2 cm long. Stipules leaf-like, up to 2.3 cm long, broadly rounded and narrowing towards the base. Flowers in terminal heads. Calyx densely pubescent with spreading, lanceolate lobes up to 2.1 cm long. Corolla white, densely hairy on the outside; tube slender up to 11 cm long; lobes 5-6, narrowly lanceolate up to 5 cm long. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid or ovoid-subglobose, up to c. 2 cm long, ridged, densely pubescent when young, crowned by the persistent calyx lobes.
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Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen and dry forest.
Altitude range: 150 - 900 m
Flowering time:September
Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 7 October 2013
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 539 - 540. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 988. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1041.

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 102.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 478.

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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: Leptactina platyphylla.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182400, retrieved 28 October 2020

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