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

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

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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.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 75. (Includes a picture).

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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:

Our websites:

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 Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Halleria lucida
African Plant Database: Halleria lucida
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Halleria lucida
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Halleria lucida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Halleria lucida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Halleria lucida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Halleria lucida
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Halleria lucida
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): 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
The Plant List (version 1.1): Halleria lucida
Tropicos: Halleria lucida

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Halleria lucida.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=151010, retrieved 20 October 2017

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