Tarenna pembensis J.E. Burrows

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Synonyms: Tarenna sp. A sensu Bridson
Common names: Pemba tarenna (English)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: pembensis: referring to the town of Pemba (formerly Porto Amelia) which lies approximately at the centre of the species' distribution.
Habitat: Coastal woodland or deciduous thicket on red loams and on sandy soils. It also occurs in Acacia woodland on black clay soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Coastal northern Mozambique from Mucojo district to Mossuril district, in Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces
Mozambique distribution: N
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Page 606. As Tarenna sp. A

Burrows, J.E. (2009). Tarenna pembensis and Pavetta curalicola, two new species of Rubiaceae from northern Mozambique Kew Bulletin 64 Pages 691 - 693. (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 1009. (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 94.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tarenna pembensis
African Plant Database: Tarenna pembensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tarenna pembensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Tarenna pembensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tarenna pembensis
Plants of the World Online: Tarenna pembensis
Tropicos: Tarenna pembensis
Wikipedia: Tarenna pembensis

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: Tarenna pembensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182450, retrieved 27 May 2024

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