Faurea saligna Harv.

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Faurea saligna

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Faurea saligna

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names: Isidwadwa (Ndebele) Kapfutsana (Shona) Mugarahungwe (Shona) Munyaganza (Shona) Mushangwa (Shona) Muzazati (Shona) Umpembele (Ndebele) Willow beechwood (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Small to medium-sized tree with a straight trunk and somewhat drooping foliage. Leaves narrowly oblong or elliptic, grey-green with a wavy, entire margin. Young leaves pinkish brown. Flowers in slender spikes, pale yellow, turning silvery hairy when fruiting.
Derivation of specific name: saligna: willow-like, resembling a Salix
Habitat: In open woodland and on grassy hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 980 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Aug - Feb
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 359 - 362. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235. As Faurea saligna saligna

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 24 - 25. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 94.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 6.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 155.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Faurea saligna
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West African Plants database: Faurea saligna

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: Faurea saligna.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120700, retrieved 30 May 2016

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