Celtis gomphophylla Baker

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Celtis gomphophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of camp site, Chirinda Forest

Celtis gomphophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of camp site, Chirinda Forest

Celtis gomphophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 3, Chirinda Forest

Celtis gomphophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 3, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Celtis dioica S. Moore
Celtis durandii Engl.
Common names: Guneti (Shona) Gwiniti (Shona) Mugunduzi (Shona) Rough-leaved white-stinkwood (English)
Frequency: Local and occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Large tree, often with a well buttressed trunk. Bark smooth, grey. Leaves ovate to oblong, 8-19 cm, dark green, covered with small rough hairs; apex forming a long drip-tip; margin entire or obscurely toothed in the apical half. Flowers in small axillary clusters, greenish, unisexual on the same tree. Fruit conical-ovoid, often 4-angled when dry, c. 1 cm, dark yellow, tipped with the remains of the stigma.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 1400 m
Flowering time:Jul - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, São Tomé, DRC, Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Images last updated: Sunday 5 February 2012
Literature:

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

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

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 8 - 10. (Includes a picture).


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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 gomphophylla.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120070, retrieved 9 December 2016

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