Eriolaena rulkensii Dorr

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Eriolaena rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Pemba Bay, Cabo Delgado.

Eriolaena rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Pemba Bay, Cabo Delgado.

Eriolaena rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Pemba Bay, Cabo Delgado.

Eriolaena rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Pemba Bay, Cabo Delgado.

Eriolaena rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Pemba Bay, Cabo Delgado.

Eriolaena rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Pemba Bay, Cabo Delgado.

Eriolaena rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Pemba Bay, Cabo Delgado.

Eriolaena rulkensii

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Pemba Bay, Cabo Delgado.

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Synonyms: Helmiopsiella sp. A of Burrows et. Al.: 590 (2018)
Common names:
Frequency: Local.
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree up to 6 m high. Bark smooth, mottled grey and brown; young branches stellate hairy. Leaves simple, more or less broadly ovate, up to 14 cm long, 3-5-veined from the base, stellate hairy only when young; margins coarsely crenate.; petiole 3-7 cm long; stipules paired, linear, 10-15 mm long. Inflorescences lax, terminal or axillary, sparsely-branched; peduncles up to 10 cm long. Flowers c.3 cm in diameter, bright yellow. Fruit a globose woody capsule, c. 15 mm in diameter, ribbed, dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rulkensii: after Antonius J. H. (Ton) Rulkens, an agronomist and keen amateur botanist who has made many interesting plant discoveries in Mozambique.
Habitat: In coastal scrub.
Altitude range: 20 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only recorded so far from Pemba Bay in Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 23 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 590. Helmiopsiella sp. A (Includes a picture).

Dorr, L.J. & Wurdack, K.J. (2018). A new disjunct species of Eriolaena (Malvaceae, Dombeyoideae) from Continental Africa Phyto Keys 111 Pages 1 - 16. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriolaena rulkensii
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eriolaena rulkensii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eriolaena rulkensii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Eriolaena rulkensii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriolaena rulkensii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriolaena rulkensii
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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: Eriolaena rulkensii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=230280, retrieved 5 August 2020

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