Harpephyllum caffrum Bernh.

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Harpephyllum caffrum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Outside Reps Theatre, off Sam Nujoma Street, Harare

Harpephyllum caffrum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Harpephyllum caffrum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Wild plum (English)
Description: Evergreen tree. Leaves imparipinnate, in clusters at the ends of the thick branches. Flowers in axillary panicles. Calyx 4-5-lobed. Petals 4(-5). Fruit a red drupe, edible.
Notes: The leaflets form circular shapes around the branch apices as may be seen in image 2
Derivation of specific name: caffrum: from Kaffraria, or South Africa
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of South Africa.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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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 21.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 557 - 558. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Harpephyllum caffrum

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


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: Harpephyllum caffrum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=164290, retrieved 29 September 2016

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