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Useful Tropical Plants

Pavetta lanceolata

Eckl.

Rubiaceae

+ Synonyms

Ixora lanceolata (Eckl.) Kuntze

Pavetta alexandrae Bremek.

Pavetta opaca Bremek.

Pavetta tristis Bremek.

Common Name:

Pavetta lanceolata
Close-up of the flowers of a plant growing at Jardín Botánico de Barcelona.
Photograph by: Consultaplantas
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Pavetta lanceolata Pavetta lanceolata

General Information

Pavetta lanceolata is an evergreen shrub or a tree that can grow from 1 - 7 metres tall[
328
Title
African Flowering Plants Database
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/bd/cjb/africa/recherche.php
Publisher
Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques.
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Contains information on over 150,000 plant names (including synonyms) giving a description and habitat, plus a distribution map.
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The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food. It is grown as an ornamental, valued especially for its scented floral display and fruits

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References


Range

Southern Africa - Mozambique, Swaziland, eastern S. Africa.

Habitat

Forest magins, rocky hillsides, sometimes in lowland riverine bush[
394
Title
Flora Capensis
Publication
 
Author
Hiern. W.P.; Brown N.E.
Website
http://www.aluka.org/action/doBrowse?sa=1&st=662543&execbr=&sls=
Publisher
 
Year
1909
ISBN
 
Description
Rather dated, and many of the botanical names have been changed since it was written, but contains a wealth of information about plants of southern Africa. It can be downloaded or viewed online.
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974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *  *
HabitEvergreen Tree
Height3.50 m
PollinatorsInsects
Cultivation StatusOrnamental, Wild

Cultivation Details


Prefers a position in full sun, growing best in a fertile, humus-rich but well-drained soil[
974
Title
Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants - Identification and Cultivation of over 3,000 Tropical Plants
Publication
 
Author
Ahmed Fayaz
Publisher
Firefly Books Ltd.; New Zealand
Year
2011
ISBN
978-1-55407-489
Description
A good photograph and terse but detailed information for over 3,000 species of tropical plants. An excellent reference.
].
Many Pavetta species, including this one, produce leaves with bacterial nodes - these bacteria live in symbiosis with the plant and pass into any seeds that are produced, thus seedlings are already inocculated with the bacteria[
310
Title
Plant Resources of Southeast Asia
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://proseanet.org/
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
Lots of information on the uses of the plants of SE Asia.
]. It is not certain what function the bacteria play, theories include nitrogen-fixation, growth-regulation and making the leaves poisonous to livestock[
295
Title
PlantZAfrica.com
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.plantzafrica.com
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site giving detailed descriptions and uses of many S. African plants.
].

Edible Uses

Leaves - cooked and eaten as a vegetable[
295
Title
PlantZAfrica.com
Publication
 
Author
 
Website
http://www.plantzafrica.com
Publisher
 
Year
0
ISBN
 
Description
An excellent site giving detailed descriptions and uses of many S. African plants.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed -
Cuttings
Air layering
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