Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
var. corymbosa (Gilg) DeWolf

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Boscia angustifolia var. corymbosa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe

Boscia angustifolia var. corymbosa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe

Boscia angustifolia var. corymbosa

Photo: Petra Ballings
Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe

Boscia angustifolia var. corymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe

Boscia angustifolia var. corymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe

Boscia angustifolia var. corymbosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nduna Lodge, Malilangwe

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Synonyms: Boscia corymbosa Gilg
Common names: Inkinza (Ndebele) Mupama (Shona) Rough-leaved shepherds tree (English) Umbalabala (Ndebele) Umgugudu (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small evergreen tree. Leaves mostly clustered on very small woody spurs along the branches, oblanceolate to elliptic, 2-7 cm, leathery, dark green above and finely hairy only when young, hairless later, paler grey-green and densely hairy below; midrib grooved along the top; apex broadly tapering to rounded, often with a sharp point. Flowers in dense branched terminal heads, small, without petals, creamy-white to yellowish, sweetly scented. Fruit round, c. 10 mm in diameter, yellow to blackish when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angustifolia: narrow-leaved
Habitat: In hot and dry woodland, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Randomly throughout the year, often after sudden rain.
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Friday 6 April 2007
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 98. as Boscia angustifolia

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 9. as Boscia corymbosa


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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Boscia angustifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Boscia angustifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Boscia angustifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Boscia angustifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Boscia angustifolia
Tropicos: Boscia angustifolia
West African Plants database: Boscia angustifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Boscia angustifolia var. corymbosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124490, retrieved 28 March 2015

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