Newtonia hildebrandtii (Vatke) Torre
var. hildebrandtii

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Synonyms: Piptadenia hidebrandtii Vatke
Common names: Lowveld newtonia (English)
Status: Native
Large deciduous tree. Leaves with 4-7 pairs of pinnae; leaflets in 6-19 pairs per pinna, linear-oblong, hairless or nearly so; rhachis with glands between each pair of pinnae. Flowers in axillary spikes up to 9 cm long, creamy-white. Pods up to 30 cm long, flat, wine-red when mature, splitting on one side and opening out flat. Seeds up to 6 cm long surrounded by a reddish-brown papery wing.
Note: var. pubescens Brenan is distinguished by the leaflets being densely pubescent on both surfaces.
Derivation of specific name: hildebrandtii: named after J.M. Hildebrandt (1847-1881), German Botanist and collector in East Africa and Madagascar.
Habitat: In lowland forest and woodland, usually near rivers on deep sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 40 - 600 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From Kenya southwards to S Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Friday 21 September 2007


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Newtonia hildebrandtii var. hildebrandtii., retrieved 31 July 2014

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