Rawsonia lucida Harv.
  • Fl .Cap.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Rawsonia lucida Harv. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000899604. Accessed on: 01 Apr 2020'

Morphology

Ovary glabrous or slightly pubescent; style 1 or 2 mm. long; stigmas short.

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    Fruit globular, rarely ovoid, yellow, finally reddish, the style persistent as a short point, a little fleshy and berry-like at first, tardily dehiscent into 4 or 5 longitudinal sections when dry, 2–2.5(–4) cm. across; pericarp (2–)3–6 mm. thick.

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    Petals similar to the sepals, ± twice their size, with a fleshy pubescent elliptic or bilobed basal scaly appendage.

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    Stamens 25–30.

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    Flowers in axillary, spike-like, densely flowered racemes; rhachis stoutish, (0.5–)1–2–5(–4) cm. long, its lowest 2–3(–6) mm. without flowers; pedicels robust, 1(–2) mm. long.

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    Sepals unequal, suborbicular to elliptic, (2–)3–4(–5) mm. long, 1.5–3.5 mm. broad, ciliolate.

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    Shrub (rarely subscandent) or tree, rarely up to 20 m. tall, trunk up to 50 cm. across; bark grey, peeling in rounded scales.

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    Leaf-blades lanceolate to oblanceolate, rarely oblong or oblong-obovate, glabrous, glossy, subcoriaceous to coriaceous, entire or generally shallowly to (particularly on coppice shoots) more deeply spinulose-serrate, 7–16(–20) cm. long, (2–)2.5–6(–8.5) cm. broad; nerves 6–9 pairs, slightly raised on both faces, as is the rather dense reticulation; petiole 5–12(–15) mm. long, glabrescent; stipules narrowly oblong, ciliate, 5–7(–10) mm. long, caducous.

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    Seeds few, ovoid to subglobose, 6–10 mm. across.

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    Fig. 1/1–12.

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    Leaf-lamina 7–16 x 2.5–6 cm., oblanceolate-oblong to lanceolate-oblong, apex acuminate, base cuneate, margin spinulose-serrate, lateral nerves in c. 7 pairs, slightly raised on both sides, venation laxly reticulate; petioles up to 1.2 cm.; stipules 5–7 mm. long, very caducous, narrowly oblong, ciliate at the margins.

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    Evergreen shrub or small tree up to c. 7 m. tall; vegetative parts quite glabrous except for the stipule margins.

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    Sepals 4–5, 1.5–3.5 mm. in diam., unequal, orbicular, imbricate, very concave, margin ciliolate otherwise glabrous.

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    Flowers in short, axillary, spike-like racemes usually 0.5–2 cm. long; peduncles 2–3 mm. long; pedicels stout, c. 1 mm. long, bracteoles 1 mm. long, very caducous, ovate, acute, with ciliate margins.

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    Seeds few, c. 1 cm. in diam., subglobose.

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    Stamens numerous; filaments white, 8 mm. long, glabrous; anthers oblong, anther-thecae c. 2 x 0.75 mm., slightly divaricate at the base.

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    Petals whitish-green, similar to the sepals but c. twice the size, also unequal; petaloid scales c. 0.7 x 0.35 mm., oblong or elliptic-oblong, rounded at the apex, margin ± ciliolate with a fleshy, pubescent, elliptic or more usually bilobed gland at the base.

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    Fruit yellow, c. 2.5 cm. in diam., globose, smooth, style persistent as a short point, slightly fleshy and berry-like at first, tardily dehiscent into 4–5 longitudinal sections when dry.

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    Ovary pinkish, narrowly ovoid, glabrous; style very short; stigmas 3–5, 1 mm. long, spreading.

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    Tree up to 15 m high. Branches glabrous. Leaf-blade elliptic, occasionally obovate, 10-15 cm long, 3-5.5 cm wide, apex acuminate, rarely acute, base narrowly cuneate to rounded, margins spinulose-serrate with incurved teeth, midrib prominent on both sides, lateral veins 6-9, more prominent below, curved, looping near margin, rigidly coriaceous, shiny, dark green above, paler below, glabrous; petiole 6-9 mm long, channelled, incurved. Flowers few; peduncles 1.2-2 cm long; pedicels 1-2 mm long. Sepals broadly ovate-triangular, 2-5 mm diam., concave, leathery, ciliolate along margin. Petals 3-5, unequal, broadly ovate-rotund, 3.5-8 mm long, 4-7 mm wide, concave, ciliolate along margin, 'deciduous'; petaloid scales elliptic-subrotund, 7 mm long, 4-5 mm wide, with somewhat fleshy tumid pubescent gland on inner face at base. Stamens: filaments 3-5 mm long; anthers narrowly ovate, slightly divaricate at base, 3.5 mm long. Ovary ellipsoid, 4-8 mm long, 4-5 mm wide, ridged; style almost none; stigmas 4-5, 1-1.5 mm long, spreading. Fruit yellow or green, 2.5-4 cm diam., with persistent style, 'tardily dehiscent into 4-5 longitudinal sections when dry' (Wild, 1.c.). Seeds few, subglobose, c. 1 cm diam.

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    Habitat

    A scrub-forest and forest tree occurring in the coastal areas.

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    Distribution

    Eastern Cape and Natal, on the slopes of the Transvaal Drakensberg and in the northern Transvaal, Swaziland and tropical Africa.

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