Living Collection Virtual Herbarium

Meliaceae
Turraea pulchella (Harms.) Pennington

Verified by: Temperate sect.15 December 2011
Notes: Verified with Flora of Southern Africa vol. 18. 1986. Leaves simple and deeply serrate. Flowers white small. Calyx divided to base. Stamens fused in a column, anthers connective expanded acute and with two awns at the base. Ovary hirsute three locular. Style shorter than the petals. Capsule with seperating valves. Seeds curved with aril consisting of a small whitish and fleshy lobe on each side of the hilum. Said to only occur in Kentani district but this accession is from a different locality.
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Wild voucher no:                               27 November 1987
Locality: South Africa, Natal, Durban, Kuramashu, Below Inanda Dam.
Field notes: Small scrambling sub-shrub, rooting radially at growing tips. Small white flowers, followed by spherical capsules. Aria priscgly bluntNatal Ref. U2073/88.
Collector:Williams, R.s.n.

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