Cleistochlamys kirkii (Benth.) Oliv.

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Cleistochlamys kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Cleistochlamys kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Cleistochlamys kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Cleistochlamys kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Cleistochlamys kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Cleistochlamys kirkii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

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Synonyms: Popowia kirkii Benth.
Common names: Muhodzongwa (Shona) Mukorongwa (Shona) Mupodzongo (Shona) Purple cluster-pear (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree, often straggling. Bark pale, flaking. Leaves alternate, narrowly oblong to obovate, 6-11 cm, shiny green and glabrous above, bluish-green and very sparsely pubescent below, thinly textured, apex rounded, often notched; margin wavy. Flowers solitary axillary, creamy-white, c. 1.2 cm in diameter, appearing after the leaves have fallen. Fruit a cluster of up to 10 cylindric carpels, c. 2.5 cm, purple-black when ripe, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: On alluvium soils in hot and dry river valleys.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 900 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: SE Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Graphium antheus (Food plant)
Graphium porthaon porthaon (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 3 December 2011
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 204 - 205.

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 23.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 236.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 120 - 121. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 39.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 156 - 157. (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: Cleistochlamys kirkii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123800, retrieved 26 June 2016

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