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Unresolved name

Zambezi Bride's Bush

Pavetta cataractarum

Description

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Shrub or rarely a small tree. Bark grey or buff; young branches velvety. Leaves opposite, obovate to oblanceolate, 6-16 cm long, densely grey-velvety below, domatia absent but bacterial nodules present along the veins and scattered; leaf base running down the petiole; stipules awned. Flowers in dense terminal heads, subtended by up to 3 pairs of leaves. Corolla 1-1.5 cm long, white; style up to 2.5 cm long, exserted. Fruit spherical, 6-8 mm in diameter, velvety, crowned by the remains of the calyx.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Pavetta cataractarum S. Moore Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156250
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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Botswana, DRC (Katanga), Namibia, southern Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
license
cc-by-nc
copyright
Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Pavetta cataractarum S. Moore Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156250
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe