Newtonia buchananii (Baker) G.C.C. Gilbert & Boutique

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Newtonia buchananii

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Aberfoyle Country Club, Honde Valley

Newtonia buchananii

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Nyabamba Bridge, Chimanimani District

Newtonia buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By the Swynnerton Memorial, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Piptadenia buchananii Baker
Common names: Forest newtonia (English) Mufumoti (Shona) Mujairaya (Ndau) Mujairaya (Shona) Mupfumoti (Ndau)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Very large tree. Bark greyish-brown, fairly smooth; large trees often buttressed at the base Leaves with 12-23 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 38-67 pairs per pinna, linear-oblong, very small, less than 1 cm long; rhachis with a stalked gland between each pair of pinnae. Flowers in axillary spikes up to 19 cm long, white to yellow. Pods slender, up to 32 cm long, flat, splitting on one side and opening out flat. Seeds up to 7.5 cm surrounded by a reddish papery wing.
Notes: In Zimbabwe, this species is mostly below 1400 m, rarely occurring at higher altitudes.
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after Rev. John Buchanan (1821-1903), a Presbyterian clergyman and plant collector.
Habitat: In evergreen forest, often near streams.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1830 m
Flowering time:Jun - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 21 September 2007
Literature:

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 28 - 30. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 212. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 216.

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

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 17. as Piptadenia buchanani

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 94 - 95.


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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: Newtonia buchananii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126400, retrieved 1 October 2016

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