Tarenna longipedicellata (J.G. Garcia) Bridson

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Tarenna longipedicellata

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Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Tarenna laurentii (De Wild.) J.G. Garcia var. longepedicellata J.G. Garcia
Common names:
Frequency: Probably uncommon
Status: Native
Hairless shrub; young branches thinly covered with red-brown bark. Leaves broadly elliptic, 9–18 cm long, often with a drip tip, thinly textured, drying brownish; lateral nerves in c. 9 main pairs; tertiary nerves moderately prominent above; domatia inconspicuous; petioles 1–2.2 cm long; stipule limbs brown and somewhat darker at centre, ovate to broadly ovate, 4–7 mm long. Inflorescences moderately laxly many-flowered, terminal, often on short lateral branches with supporting leaves reduced or absent; pedicels 0.7–1.4 cm long, pubescent. Calyx tube 1 mm long, pubescent; limb 0.75 mm long, scarcely wider than tube, divided for ± half its length into ovate rounded lobes. Corolla tube 5–7 mm long, hairless outside; lobes narrowly oblong, 6–7 mm long. Fruit black when dry, c. 6 mm in diameter.
Notes: It has only been recorded from the Dondo Forests and Inhamitanga forest. Since the Dondo forests have largely disappeared and Inhamitanga, though officially protected, is also threatened by fires and clearing this species should be red date listed at least as Vulnerable.
Derivation of specific name: longipedicellata: with long pedicels.
Habitat: in dense dry and evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 50 - 100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from small areas in the Sofala Province of Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Friday 24 November 2017

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 602 - 604.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1044.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tarenna longipedicellata
African Plant Database: Tarenna longipedicellata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Tarenna longipedicellata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tarenna longipedicellata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tarenna longipedicellata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tarenna longipedicellata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tarenna longipedicellata
JSTOR Plant Science: Tarenna longipedicellata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tarenna longipedicellata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tarenna longipedicellata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tarenna longipedicellata
Tropicos: Tarenna longipedicellata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Tarenna longipedicellata.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182430, retrieved 20 February 2018

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