Amblygonocarpus andongensis (Welw. ex Oliv.) Exell & Torre

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (12)

Amblygonocarpus andongensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Sikumi Forest, north of Elephant's eye pan

Amblygonocarpus andongensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Sikumi Forest, north of Elephant's eye pan

Amblygonocarpus andongensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Sikumi Forest, north of Elephant's eye pan

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Amblygonocarpus obtusangulus (Welw. ex Oliv.) Harms
Amblygonocarpus schweinfurthii Harms
Tetrapleura andongensis Welw. ex Oliv.
Common names: Scotsman's rattle (English) Umnonjwana (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized deciduous tree. All parts hairless. Leaves bipinnate with 2-5 pairs of pinnae; leaflets sub-opposite, oblong to ovate, c. 2 × 3 cm; petiole without a gland. Flowers in 1-2 axillary spikes, white, fading to yellow; stamens yellow. Pods very characteristic, 4-sided, up to 17 × 3.5 cm, dark glossy brown.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: andongensis: named after Pungo Andongo in Angola where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In deciduous woodland
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1370 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Monday 5 January 2015
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 35 - 37. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 185. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 215.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 242.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 210.


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Amblygonocarpus andongensis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Flora of Caprivi: Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Flora of Malawi: Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Flora of Mozambique: Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Flora of Zambia: Amblygonocarpus andongensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Amblygonocarpus andongensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Amblygonocarpus andongensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Amblygonocarpus andongensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Amblygonocarpus andongensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Amblygonocarpus andongensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Ispot Southern Africa: Amblygonocarpus andongensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Amblygonocarpus andongensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Amblygonocarpus andongensis
Tropicos: Amblygonocarpus andongensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Amblygonocarpus andongensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126390, retrieved 12 December 2017

Site software last modified: 28 December 2016 2:55pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use