Halleria lucida L.

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Halleria lucida

Photo: Rob Burrett
Garden, Sims Rd, Mt Pleasant, Harare

Halleria lucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fern garden, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Halleria lucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Fern garden, Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Halleria lucida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland

Halleria lucida

Photo: Rob Burrett
Garden, Sims Rd, Mt Pleasant, Harare

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Synonyms: Halleria abyssinica Jaub. & Spach
Common names: Mubaratsotsa (Shona) Mutapahuro (Shona) Tree fuchsia (English)
Description: Straggling shrub or tree up to 12 m with drooping branches. Leaves opposite. The showy flowers are present in abundance and grow directly from the trunk and branches.
Notes: When in flower, the trees attract many sunbirds and nectar seeking insects.
Derivation of specific name: lucida: shining
Flowering time:Mainly Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: From Yemen south through Ethiopia to South Africa
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Insects associated with this species: Oedicentra albipennis (Larval foodplant)
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Image last updated: Saturday 23 September 2006

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 265. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1002. (Includes a picture).

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 110.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 273.

Fabian, A. & Germishuizen, G. (1997). Wild Flowers of Northern South Africa. Fernwood Press, Vlaeburg. Pages 366 - 367. (Includes a picture).

Ghazanfar, S.A., Hepper, F.N. & Philcox, D. (2008). Scrophulariaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 26 - 27. (Includes a picture).

Philcox, D. (1990). Scrophulariaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(2) Pages 16 - 18. (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 600 - 601. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 103.

Van Wyk, B. & Malan, S. (1988). Field Guide to the Wild Flowers of the Witwatersrand and Pretoria Region Struik, Cape Town Pages 280 - 281. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 548 - 549. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Halleria lucida:

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Flora of Botswana: Halleria lucida
Flora of Malawi: Halleria lucida
Flora of Mozambique: Halleria lucida
Flora of Zambia: Halleria lucida
Flora of Zimbabwe: Halleria lucida

External websites:

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

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: Halleria lucida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=151010, retrieved 23 October 2016

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