Mascarenhasia arborescens A.DC.

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Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tom Mueller's garden, Harare

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tom Mueller's garden, Harare

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katiyo Tea Estates

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katiyo Tea Estates

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

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Synonyms: Mascarenhasia variegata Britten & Rendle
Common names: Mascarenhasia (English)
Description: Shrub or small tree up to 8 m. Milky sap present. Branchlets grey, rough, spotted with lenticels. Leaves elliptic to obovate-oblong, glossy light green, leathery, midrib indented above, prominent below. Flowers in small axillary or terminal clusters; corolla c. 10 mm in diameter, white with a yellow tube; lobes densely hairy. Fruit in paired, elliptical follicles, 5-15 cm long, rough and grey, dehiscent. Seeds tufted with golden silky hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: arborescens: becoming tree-like
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Togo, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Also in Madagascar and the Comores.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Sunday 1 February 2009
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 26.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 487 - 489. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 44.

Other sources of information about Mascarenhasia arborescens:

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Flora of Malawi: Mascarenhasia arborescens
Flora of Mozambique: Mascarenhasia arborescens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mascarenhasia arborescens

External websites:

African Plant Database: Mascarenhasia arborescens
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Mascarenhasia arborescens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mascarenhasia arborescens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mascarenhasia arborescens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mascarenhasia arborescens
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mascarenhasia arborescens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mascarenhasia arborescens
Ispot Southern Africa : Mascarenhasia arborescens
JSTOR Plant Science: Mascarenhasia arborescens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mascarenhasia arborescens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mascarenhasia arborescens
Tropicos: Mascarenhasia arborescens
West African Plants database: Mascarenhasia arborescens


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Mascarenhasia arborescens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=145150, retrieved 9 December 2016

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