Rothmannia whitfieldii (Lindl.) Dandy

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Rothmannia whitfieldii

Photo: Jenny Fawcett
Forestry Reserve, Mkushi

Rothmannia whitfieldii

Photo: Jenny Fawcett
Forestry Reserve, Mkushi

Rothmannia whitfieldii

Photo: Jenny Fawcett
Forestry Reserve, Mkushi

Rothmannia whitfieldii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Copperbelt

Rothmannia whitfieldii

Photo: Patricia Bingham

Rothmannia whitfieldii

Photo: Patricia Bingham

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Synonyms: Gardenia whitfieldii Lindl.
Randia malleifera (Hook.) Hook.f.
Rothmannia malleifera (Hook.) Benth.
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree to up to 8.5(-15) m tall. Leaves petiolate; lamina 10-30 × 3-13 cm, elliptic to obovate, glabrous above, pubescent beneath; base cuneate; apex acuminate. Flowers strongly scented, solitary, penduluous. Calyx brown-pubescent. Corolla white, narrowly cylindric below, funnel-shaped above, up to 23 cm long. Fruits 3-7 cm in diameter, spherical, smooth or strongly 10-ribbed, brown-pubescent when young, becoming glabrous later, crowned by the persistent calyx
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Habitat: Evergreen forest or in miombo woodland, often by streams
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, from West Africa through the DRC, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Angola, Zambia and Malawi.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 659 - 660.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 959. As Rothmannia macrosiphon (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rothmannia whitfieldii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rothmannia whitfieldii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rothmannia whitfieldii
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Rothmannia whitfieldii
Tropicos: Rothmannia whitfieldii
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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: Rothmannia whitfieldii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=203940, retrieved 13 November 2019

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