Boscia foetida Schinz
subsp. rehmanniana (Pestal.) Toelken

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Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

Photo: Rob Burrett
Mapungubwe Park, Limpopo Valley, S Africa.

Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

Photo: Rob Burrett
Mapungubwe Park, Limpopo Valley, S Africa.

Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

Photo: Rob Burrett
Mapungubwe Park, Limpopo Valley, S Africa.

Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

Photo: Rob Burrett
Mapungubwe Park, Limpopo Valley, S Africa.

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Synonyms: Boscia filipes Gilg
Boscia kalachariensis Pestal.
Boscia rehmanniana Pestal.
Common names: Bushveld shepherds tree (English) Smelly shepherds tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark pale brown or grey; branches often spine tipped. Leaves in tight clusters on small angled spurs along the branches, oblanceolate to obovate, normally less than 1.3 cm long, grey-green. Flowers in small clusters, small, without petals, greenish with a strong unpleasant scent. Fruit round, c. 10 mm in diameter, velvety, yellowish when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: foetida: foetid, bad-smelling
Habitat: Occurring in hot and very dry open bushveld, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe and the drier parts of northern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 21 January 2009
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 238.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 43.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 232 - 335. As Boscia rehmanniana (Includes a picture).


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Boscia foetida
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West African Plants database: Boscia foetida


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: Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124500, retrieved 9 December 2016

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