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Ehretia alba Retief & A.E.van Wyk

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Ehretia alba

Image 1
04 Jul 2006

Ehretia alba

Image 2
29 Sep 2006

Ehretia alba

Image 3
17 Dec 2006

Ehretia alba

Image 4
Bush with fruit
21 Dec 2008

Ehretia alba

Image 5
21 Dec 2008

Ehretia alba

Image 6
13 Dec 2015

Family: Boraginaceae
Full name: Ehretia alba Retief & A.E.van Wyk
ID status: Fairly certain
Afrikaans common name(s): Deurmekaarbos, Swartbos
English common name(s): Puzzle bush, White puzzle-bush
Synonym(s): Ehretia rigida (Thunb.) Druce (in part)
Status: Native
Description: Smooth leaves.

A semi-deciduous shrub, with rigid branches going in all directions. BARK smooth, grey to dark grey. LEAVES generally clustered on dwarf branches; obovate to elliptic, 6–25 mm; hairless; midrib and lateral veins prominent below; margin entire, but with bristles which make it feel coarse; apex tapering or rounded; base tapering. FLOWERS white to cream, young buds pale mauve to lilac; corolla tube and lobes c. 3 mm long; sweet-scented. FRUIT almost round, 4–6 mm, with persistent calyx; red. (from Tree Atlas of Namibia)
Link(s) African Plant Database
JSTOR Plant Science
Kew Herbarium Catalogue
BGBM Berlin-Dahlem - Virtual Herbarium
Züricher Herbarien
iNaturalist (Namibia / Alex Dreyer)
iNaturalist (Namibia)
iNaturalist (southern Africa)
Flora of Zimbabwe
Fleurs de notre Terre - Galerie Namibie
Tree Atlas of Namibia
Content last updated: 03 Oct 2022

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