Carpolobia suaveolens Meikle

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Carpolobia suaveolens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along stream at the base of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

Carpolobia suaveolens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along stream at the base of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

Carpolobia suaveolens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along stream at the base of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

Carpolobia suaveolens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along stream at the base of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Carpolobia conradsiana sensu Coates Palgrave
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree up to c. 5 m tall. Branchlets pale grey to whitish, hairy only when young. Leaves alternate or clustered at the ends of small lateral branchlets, Obovate to oblanceolate, 15-50 mm long, leathery, shiny green, hairless except for a fringe of brown, white-tipped hairs on the lower half of the midrib beneath; margin rolled under; petiole up to 4 mm long. Flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters, pure white, fading to yellow, c. 12 mm long, lower petals slightly longer than upper 2, sweetly scented. Fruit a fleshy drupe, c. 10 mm in diameter, pointed at the apex, cream to yellow when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: suaveolens: sweetly scented
Habitat: In open woodland and riverine forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS,GI
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 19 September 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 393. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 459. as Carpolobia conradsiana

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Carpolobia suaveolens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Carpolobia suaveolens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Carpolobia suaveolens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Carpolobia suaveolens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Carpolobia suaveolens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Carpolobia suaveolens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Carpolobia suaveolens
iNaturalist: Carpolobia suaveolens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carpolobia suaveolens
JSTOR Plant Science: Carpolobia suaveolens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Carpolobia suaveolens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Carpolobia suaveolens
Plants of the World Online: Carpolobia suaveolens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Carpolobia suaveolens
Tropicos: Carpolobia suaveolens
Wikipedia: Carpolobia suaveolens


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: Carpolobia suaveolens.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=229910, retrieved 26 January 2020

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