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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to KwaZulu-Natal.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Rhizophoraceae, A. R. Torre and A. E. Gonçalves. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Small shrub 2–3(5) m. high; branches terete, grey or brownish, ± smooth, hairy when young, glabrous with age.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 3–7·5(10) x 2–4·5 cm., ± elliptic or obovate, leathery; apex rounded, truncate, obtuse or shortly obtuse-acuminate; margins entire to sparsely serrate (2, 3 or more teeth) towards the apex and somewhat revolute; base ± cuneate to rounded; midrib straight, prominent below, the reticulation conspicuous on both surfaces; superior surface ± glossy, glabrous; inferior surface mat, sparsely appressed-pubescent to glabrate; petiole 3–6(8) mm. long, hairy to glabrescent; stipules 2·5–6 mm. long, ovate to ovate-triangular, obtuse to acute at the apex, subcordate-truncate at the base, ± pubescent to glabrous (with hairy margins towards the apex) outside, soon caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 1–3-flowered, ± lax.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5-merous; pedicels 1·5–4 mm. long, sparsely hairy, articulate near the apex; bracteoles c. 2 mm. long, conchiform, ± rounded at the apex, truncate at the base, slightly pubescent to 8, stipule (x2), 1, 3–5, 8 from Correia & Marques 1844, 2, 6–7 from Schlechter 11656. glabrous (except along the margins) abaxially and glabrous adaxially.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx green, sericeous outside and glabrous inside; calyx-tube 2 mm. long; calyx-lobes 4–5 mm. long, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 6–7 mm. long, spathulate, laciniate above, white to yellow, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 15–20; filaments 4–5 mm. long; anthers 1·5 mm. long, ellipsoid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary up to 2 mm. long, ovoid to sub-spherical, 3–4-locular, glabrous or slightly and sparsely hairy to hirsute at the apex; style 5 mm. long, glabrous to pubescent near the base and puperulous towards the apex, persistent, sometimes lobulate, with 3–4 stigmatic surfaces 0·5 mm. long at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 5 mm. long, ovoid to spherical, glabrous or slightly and sparsely hairy at the apex.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Swaziland

Cassipourea mossambicensis (Brehmer) Alston appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gomes, A. [4686], Mozambique 32811.000
Johnson [104], Mozambique K000350163 holotype

First published in G.W.J.Mildbraed (ed.), Wiss. Erg. Deut. Zentr.-Afr. Exped., Bot. 2: 261 (1922)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Launert, E. (ed.) (1978). Flora Zambesiaca 4: 1-658. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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