Olea chimanimani Kupicha

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Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Mt Pheza, Chimanimani National Park, Mozambique

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

Olea chimanimani

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mevumodzi River Valley, eastern Chimanimani Mts.

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Locally frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree up to c. 3 m tall. Bark, grey, fairly smooth; young branches rounded, hairless. Leaves opposite, oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic, up to c. 7.5 cm long, thinly leathery, dark green above, paler and dull green below with a prominent midrib, both surfaces pitted but without scales; apex with a sharp tip; margin entire; petiole 4-6 mm long. Flowers small, in many-flowered terminal heads or in the upper leaf axils, whitish or cream. Fruit ellipsoid, c. 8 × 6 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chimanimani: of the Chimanimani mountains
Habitat: In scrub vegetation among quartzite crags.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: restricted to the Chimanimani Mts of Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 September 2011
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 918.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 92.

Green, P.S. (2002). A Revision of Olea L. (Oleaceae) Kew Bulletin 57(1) Page 104.

Green, P.S. & Kupicha, F.K. (1979). Notes on the Genus Olea Kew Bulletin 34(1) Pages 71 - 75. (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Oleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 326 - 327. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 144.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 65.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Olea chimanimani
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Olea chimanimani
The Plant List (version 1.1): Olea chimanimani
Tropicos: Olea chimanimani


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Olea chimanimani.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144160, retrieved 21 September 2017

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