Celtis africana Burm. f.

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Celtis africana

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Greystone Park NR

Celtis africana

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Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Celtis africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of camp site, Chirinda Forest

Celtis africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near curio shop, Great Zimbabwe

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Synonyms: Celtis kraussiana Bernh.
Celtis rhamnifolia C. Presl
Common names: Common celtis (English) Kamutuna (Shona) Mugara (Shona) Muguru (Shona) Mukonachando (Shona) Musvutaderere (Shona) Umdlawuthu (Ndebele) White stinkwood (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous tree 5-15(-35) m. Bark smooth, pale grey. Spines 0. Stipules 3-8 mm, linear. Leaves: petiole 1-5 mm; lamina 5-10 × 2-6 cm, asymmetrical, ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate. Cymes axillary, with 3-many clustered male flowers; uppermost cymes with bisexual flowers. Ovary densely pubescent; styles 1.5-4 mm. Fruits 5-8 mm, yellow or orange, pubescent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: In a wide variety of habitats, but often in rocky places and in riverine vegetation.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa from West Africa to Sudan and Arabia and southwards to Angola and the Cape Province of South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron (Food plant)
Libythea labdaca laius (Food plant)
Pseudobunaea tyrrhena (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 February 2007
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 279. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 233.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 14 - 15. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 109.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 3. as Celtis rhamnifolia

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 181.

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991). Ulmaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 6 - 7.


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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: Species information: Celtis africana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120060, retrieved 26 August 2016

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