Tarenna junodii (Schinz) Bremek.

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Tarenna junodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along the road from Dondo to Inhaminga North of Condue near Levasflor, Cheringoma.

Tarenna junodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along the road from Dondo to Inhaminga North of Condue near Levasflor, Cheringoma.

Tarenna junodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along the road from Dondo to Inhaminga North of Condue near Levasflor, Cheringoma.

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Synonyms: Chomelia junodii Schinz
Pavetta junodii (Schinz) K. Schum.
Common names: Climbing butterspoon (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Woody climber or scrambling shrub, up to c. 4 m tall. Bark shiny reddish-brown; branchlets at opposite right angles or even bending backwards, forming climbing aids. Leaves crowded near the ends of branchlets, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, 2-7.5 cm, long, leathery, hairless, narrowly tapering down the petiole; margin often rolled under; petiole short, 1-4 mm. Flowers in axillary and terminal heads, white with reflexed corolla lobes and protruding style. Fruit fleshy, round, c. 5 mm in diameter, white to black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: junodii: named after Henri-Alexandra Junod (1863-1934), Swiss evangelist and naturalist in South Africa.
Habitat: Occurring in dune forest and sand forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 2 February 2011
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 605 - 606.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 1009. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tarenna junodii
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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: Tarenna junodii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182440, retrieved 15 October 2019

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