Nuxia glomerulata (C.A.Sm.) Verd.
  • Bothalia


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Morphology

Small tree or shrub, 1.0-2.5 m high. Leaves oblong, cuneate, 15-45 x 5-15 mm, margins entire or sometimes minutely toothed in upper half. Cymes contracted to form several- to many-flowered heads or umbels with bracts forming false involucre, inflorescence oblong in outline, overtopping leaves. Flowers white.

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    A straggling shrub or small tree from about 1-2.5 m tall, new growth pilose pubescent. Leaves ternate, oblong, narrowly oblong or oblong-elliptic, cuneate at the base, usually broadly rounded at the apex, mucronate, margin entire or with a few distinct small teeth in the upper half, 1.5-4.5 cm long and 0.5-1.5 cm broad, glabrous when mature or with a loose pubescence which sometimes persists along the midrib, upper surface slightly darker than the lower, both surfaces reticulately veined, midrib prominent beneath. Inflorescence of interrupted cymose panicles with dichotomous branching, flowers sessile, 7 or more congested into a false head; outer bracts forming a false involucre, about 1 mm long, roughly pubescent, inner slightly smaller. Calyx pale, when glutinous appearing light straw-coloured, when not glutinous dull whitish green with obvious white scales on the outside, the inner surface lined with appressed erect hairs sometimes appearing as ciliae at the sinuses and on the lobes; tube more or less 2-5 mm long; lobes just under 1 mm long, erect, some rounded at the apex, others sub-acute. Corolla white, tube cylindric included in the calyx tube, about 2 mm long, minutely scaly within; lobes in bud imbricate not umbonate, about 1.5 mm long, linear-oblong; concave on upper surface, convex and glabrous dorsally, at first erect then reflexed over the top of the calyx lobes, bearded near the base within. Stamens inserted at the mouth of the corolla tube, not kneed near the base. Ovary hirsute, style exserted. Capsule small, appressedly pubescent, included in the persistent calyx or very shortly exserted, broadly rounded at apex, but valves short or long acuminate.

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    Habitat

    Open hillsides, rocky western slopes or deep rocky ravines.

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    On open hillsides, rocky western slopes or in deep rocky ravines.

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    • 3
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    Distribution

    To date recorded from only the south-central and western Transvaal.

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      Bibliography

    • 1 Bothalia
    • 2 Herman, PPJ; Retief, E. 1997. Plants of thenorthern provinces of South Africa: keys and diagnostic characters. Strelitzia 6: 1 - 681. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 3 Verdoorn, IC. 1963. Loganiaceae. Fl. S. Africa 26: 134 - 171. Dept. Agric. and Technical Services, Pretoria.

     Information From

    e-Flora of South Africa
    e-Flora of South Africa. v1.21. 2018. South African National Biodiversity Institute. http://ipt.sanbi.org.za/iptsanbi/resource?r=flora_descriptions&v=1.21
    • A All Rights Reserved
    Global Tree Assessment
    http://www.bgci.org/
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • B Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    International Union for Conservation of Nature
    https://www.iucn.org/
    IUCN 2016. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-2
    • C All Rights Reserved
    International Union for Conservation of Nature v.3
    https://www.iucnredlist.org/
    IUCN 2019. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2019-1.
    • D See IUCN Terms and conditions of use http://www.iucnredlist.org/info/terms-of-use
    Stilbaceae
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • F CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).