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The flower by Bart Wursten, Zimbabweflora.co.zw.


The leaves by Bart Wursten, Zimbabweflora.co.zw.

 

Author:  Daniel Oliver, 1885
Family:  RUBIACEAE
Origin:  Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
Soil:  Sandy Mix
Water:  Medium - Maximum
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  8 Centimetres
Height:  5-10 Metres
Flower:  White - Greenish- Yellow
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  Yellow Firebush
Synonyms:  Otiophora cupheoides, N.E. Brown, 1884.
Hymenodictyon parvifolium subsp. scabrum, Verdc.

This member of the Rubiaceae family was given this name by Daniel Oliver in 1885. It is found in Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re and Zimbabwe, growing in a sandy soil with quite some water and some sun. The swollen roots can grow to eight centimetres in diameter, the entire tree to five metres in height, with additional five metres liana. The flowers are from white over greenish to yellow.

The genera name from Hymeno; 'membrane', and refers to the thin wing around each seed and dictyon meaning 'reticulate pattern' or 'network'. The species name means; 'small leafed'.


The fruits from Boldsystems.org.