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  1. Family: Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Olea L.
      1. Olea chimanimani Kupicha

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa (Chimanimani Mountains).

    [FZ]

    Oleaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 2–3 m. high.
    Stem
    Young stems glabrous, ± terete, bark grey, fairly smooth.
    Leaves
    Leaves thinly coriaceous; petiole 4–6 mm. long; lamina 2·4–7·5 x 0·5–1·4 cm., oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic, with apex obtuse, acute or acuminate and tipped with a small hard point, base acuminate; upper surface glossy dark green, with midrib level or slightly raised and lateral nerves faintly visible or obscure; lower surface mat, paler, with prominent midrib and lateral nerves completely obscure; both surfaces punctate, scales absent; margin not or slightly revolute, not undulate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a many–flowered paniculate cyme, terminal and in axils of upper 2 (3) leaf–pairs, slightly exceeding subtending leaf; bracts 0·5–1·5 mm. long, subulate.
    Calyx
    Calyx c. 0·75 mm. long, cup–shaped, deeply 4–lobed, lobes triangular.
    Corolla
    Corolla c. 2 mm. long, whitish or cream–coloured; lobes ovate, obtuse, shortly united at base.
    Anthers
    Anthers c. 1–1·5 mm. long.
    Gynoecium
    Gynoecium c. 1·5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 6·8 x 5·6 mm. (when dry), oblong–ellipsoid or subglobose.
    Seeds
    Seed solitary, pendulous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Zimbabwe

    Other Data

    Olea chimanimani Kupicha appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Goodier [308], Zimbabwe K000233372 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 34: 71 (1979)

    Accepted by

    • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0