Boscia matabelensis Pestal.

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Boscia matabelensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd, N. of Lambo River

Boscia matabelensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd, N. of Lambo River

Boscia matabelensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Byo-Vic Falls Rd, N. of Lambo River

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Synonyms: Boscia hexamitocarpa Gilg-Ben.
Common names: Chonzwe (Tonga: Zimbabwe)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small shrub, usually not more than 2 m high. Young branchlets pubescent. Leaves mostly alternate along the branches, oblong-lanceolate to obovate, up to 7.5 × 2.5 cm, somewhat roughly hairy on both surfaces, becoming hairless with age. Flowers in short, dense axillary heads. Sepals greenish-yellow; petals absent; stamens c. 12, 3-4 mm long. Fruit round, c. 17 mm in diameter, densely brown-velvety.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: matabelensis: of Matabeleland in south-western Zimbabwe.
Habitat: Occurring in Mopane woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
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Images last updated: Monday 5 January 2015
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 44.


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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: Boscia matabelensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124510, retrieved 29 July 2016

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