Empogona cacondensis (Hiern) J. Tosh & Robbr.

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Empogona cacondensis

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Empogona cacondensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Empogona cacondensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Empogona cacondensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
BR

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Synonyms: Tricalysia cacondensis Hiern
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Status: Native
Description:
Small shrubby suffrutex, up to 40 cm tall, growing from a woody rhizome and often forming dense patches. Leaves opposite, obovate to elliptic 3-9 cm long, somewhat dimorphic with some smaller and broader, leathery, hairless on both surfaces except for the base of the raised midrib above; veins raised above, more than beneath; domatia absent; margin recurved, entire; petiole 1.5-3 mm long. Inflorescences 1-5-flowered, in somewhat supra-axillary sessile clusters. Corolla white; tube 4-5 mm long, hairless outside and dense hairs in the throat; lobes 5, 4.5-7 mm long. Fruit ellipsoid to subglobose, white turning purple to blackish, 6-8 mm in diameter, crowned by the spreading to upward curving calyx lobes.
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Habitat: In woodland on Kalahari sand
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Botswana, DRC (Katanga), Zambia, Zimbabwe.
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 479 - 481. As Tricalysia cacondensis (Includes a picture).

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 74. As Tricalysia cacondensis

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99. as Tricalysia cacondensis

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 224. as Tricalysia cacondensis

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Flora of Botswana: Empogona cacondensis
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Flora of Zambia: Empogona cacondensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Empogona cacondensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Empogona cacondensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Empogona cacondensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Empogona cacondensis
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Empogona cacondensis
Tropicos: Empogona cacondensis
Wikipedia: Empogona cacondensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Species information: Empogona cacondensis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155500, retrieved 8 December 2019

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