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Whipstick Loquat

Oxyanthus speciosus ssp. stenocarpus (K. Schum.) Bridson

Derivation of specific name

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speciosus: showy, good-looking
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Oxyanthus speciosus DC.
subsp. stenocarpus (K. Schum.) Bridson Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155470
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Flora of Zimbabwe

Description

provided by Flora of Zimbabwe
Evergreen shrub or small tree with horizontal branches. Leaves opposite, elliptic to narrowly ovate, dark green, leathery, lateral veins indented above, glabrous except for tufted domatia. Flowers greenish-white, in dense heads long slender corolla tubes up to 7 cm. Fruit ellipsoid to spindle-shaped, crowned with the persistent calyx lobes, yellow when ripe.
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). Oxyanthus speciosus DC.
subsp. stenocarpus (K. Schum.) Bridson Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155470
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe