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Santaloides afzelii (R.Br. ex Planch.) Schellenb.
Description: A climbing shrub or woody liane. Leaves imparipinnate with 2-5 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets ovate-elliptic, 7-10 cm long, hairless, with a distinct drip-tip. Flowers in axillary sprays, white to pinkish, fragrant. Fruit an ovoid capsule, c. 2 × 1.2 cm, pointed at the apex, dehiscent.
Derivation of specific name:
minor: lesser, smaller
Habitat: Occurring in riverine and lowland forest and in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Up to 1000 m
Worldwide distribution: from West Africa to Sudan and Southwards to Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Drummond, R.B. (1975). Kirkia 10(1) Page 239. As Santaloides afzelii Comments
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Rourea minor Kew Herbarium catalogue
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Rourea minor West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rourea minor.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=125540, retrieved 25 May 2016
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