Pavetta eylesii S.Moore

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Pavetta eylesii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Pavetta eylesii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Pavetta eylesii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Pavetta eylesii

Picture: Rob Burrett
Nsvatuke Hill, Matopos National Park

Pavetta eylesii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Pavetta eylesii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

Pavetta eylesii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

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Synonyms: Pavetta gracilis Klotzsch
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small deciduous tree, often multi-stemmed. Bark pale-grey-brown, flaking in long vertical strips. Leaves opposite, fairly thinly textured, elliptic to broadly obovate, 10-16cm long with 8-12 pairs of lateral veins, sparsely hairy to velvety, particularly below, bright green above, paler below; bacterial nodules few to many scattered throughout the leaf; domatia absent; margin entire. Flowers in dense axillary heads, up to 10 cm in diameter. Corolla white c. 9 mm in diameter. Fruit subspherical, 8-10 mm in diameter, purple-black when ripe, crowned with the persistent calyx.
Type location:
Zimbabwe
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: eylesii: named after Frederick Eyles (1864 - 1937)
Habitat: In dry sandy woodland and on rocky outcrops and kopjes.
Altitude range: 620 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Limpopo, North West, Mpumalanga and Gauteng, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 580 - 581.

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 98.

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Flora of Botswana: Pavetta eylesii
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Pavetta eylesii

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pavetta eylesii.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156280, retrieved 15 December 2017

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