Grandidiera boivinii Jaub.

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Frequency: Rare and local in Mozambique
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree; branchlets lenticellate with prominent apical buds of overlapping hairy scales. Leaves alternate, elliptic to oblanceolate, 8-18 cm long, with al long acuminate apex, hairless; margin entire; petiole c. 5 mm. flowers in short axillary racemes; sexes separate in the same inflorescence. Sepals 3, rounded, green; petals 5-7; white; stamens numerous. Fruit a indehiscent capsule, c. 17 mm long, with 4-6 spreading membranous wings, toothed at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: boivinii: named after Louis Hyacinthe Boivin (1808-1852), a French botanical collector in East Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarenes.
Habitat: In semideciduous forest and riverine forest.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Content last updated: Monday 15 May 2023

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Page 141. Under additions and corrections.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 635. (Includes a picture).

Dale, I.R. & Greenway, P.J. (1961). Kenya Trees & Shrubs Government of the Colony and Protectorate of Kenya Page 226.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Grandidiera boivinii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Grandidiera boivinii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Grandidiera boivinii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Grandidiera boivinii
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Wikipedia: Grandidiera boivinii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Grandidiera boivinii., retrieved 2 June 2023

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