Cadaba kirkii Oliv.

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Cadaba kirkii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Black granite quarry, Mutoko CL

Cadaba kirkii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Black granite quarry, Mutoko CL

Cadaba kirkii

Photo: Bryan Orford
Rukomechi, Mana Pools National Park

Cadaba kirkii

Photo: Bryan Orford
Rukomechi, Mana Pools National Park

Cadaba kirkii

Photo: Bryan Orford
Rukomechi, Mana Pools National Park

Cadaba kirkii

Photo: Bryan Orford
Rukomechi, Mana Pools National Park

Cadaba kirkii

Photo: Bryan Orford
Rukomechi, Mana Pools National Park

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Synonyms:
Common names: Large-flowered wormbush (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large shrub or small tree. Young branches covered in golden sticky glands. Leaves ovate to broadly elliptic, sometimes covered in fine glandular hairs, midrib pale and prominent beneath, apex with a hair-like tip. Flowers cream to yellow in many-flowered terminal heads.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: kirkii: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: In drier low altitude woodland or on termite mounds in miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:May - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 7 March 2014
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 230.

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 40.

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 32.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 38.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 166 - 167. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 209 - 210. (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: Cadaba kirkii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124550, retrieved 1 July 2016

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