Oxyanthus latifolius Sond.

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Oxyanthus latifolius

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Via Pungue, Catapu

Oxyanthus latifolius

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1.2 kms SEE from Catapu on gravel road. (linearly). Catapu is on road EN1

Oxyanthus latifolius

Photo: Mark Hyde
Via Pungue, Catapu

Oxyanthus latifolius

Photo: Mark Hyde
Via Pungue, Catapu

Oxyanthus latifolius

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Catapu, sawmill margin, behind the clinic, N. Side

Oxyanthus latifolius

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Nhagutua Gorge, Gorongosa National Park, Cheringoma.

Oxyanthus latifolius

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Path from Nhago Camp to nearby settlement, Coutada 12

Oxyanthus latifolius

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Chironde area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Oxyanthus latifolius

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Simon's area, near sawmill, Catapu, Mozambique

Oxyanthus latifolius

Photo: Mark Hyde
Simon's area, near sawmill, Catapu, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Oxyanthus monteiroae N.E. Br.
Oxyanthus schlechteri K. Schum.
Common names: Nghona-alendo (Sena) Sand-forest loquat (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or multi-stemmed small tree. Bark grey to brown; young branches covered in soft hairs. Leaves elliptic to ovate-oblong, shiny dark green, paler below, more or less hairy, particularly on the midrib below, slightly lobed and asymmetric at the base; hair tufted domatia present. Flowers in dense axillary heads at the upper pair of leaves; corolla white with a long and slender tube, c. 6 cm; lobes short, recurved; style long exserted. Fruit ovoid, c. 3.5 cmm long, orange-yellow, crowned with the remains of the calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: latifolius: broad-leaved
Habitat: In sand forest and mixed deciduous woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Monday 6 July 2015
Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 680 - 682. (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 966. (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 93.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 28.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oxyanthus latifolius
African Plant Database: Oxyanthus latifolius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oxyanthus latifolius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oxyanthus latifolius
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oxyanthus latifolius
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oxyanthus latifolius
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Oxyanthus latifolius
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Oxyanthus latifolius
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oxyanthus latifolius
JSTOR Plant Science: Oxyanthus latifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oxyanthus latifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oxyanthus latifolius
Plants of the World Online: Oxyanthus latifolius
Tropicos: Oxyanthus latifolius
Wikipedia: Oxyanthus latifolius


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: Oxyanthus latifolius.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182520, retrieved 28 October 2020

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