Guibourtia conjugata (Bolle) J. Léonard

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Guibourtia conjugata

Photo: Rob Burrett
Musuma River Camp, Binga

Guibourtia conjugata

Photo: Rob Burrett
Musuma River Camp, Binga

Guibourtia conjugata

Photo: Rob Burrett
Musuma River Camp, Binga

Guibourtia conjugata

Photo: Rob Burrett
Musuma River Camp, Binga

Guibourtia conjugata

Photo: Rob Burrett
South-West of Hwange Town

Guibourtia conjugata

Photo: Rob Burrett
South-West of Hwange Town

Guibourtia conjugata

Photo: Rob Burrett
South-West of Hwange Town

Guibourtia conjugata

Photo: Rob Burrett
South-West of Hwange Town

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Synonyms: Copaifera conjugata (Bolle) Milne-Redh.
Common names: Small false mopane (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized deciduous tree, to 9 m. Bark pale whitish-grey. Leaves 2-foliolate; leaflets ovate, only slightly curved, 3-5 cm long, asymmetric, glossy green above, paler below, hairless; apex rounded. Flowers in lax terminal heads, creamy-yellow to white, c. 5 mm in diameter. Fruit a flat, thin, leathery pod, almost round, c. 4 × 3 cm, pale creamy brown, indehiscent. Seed without an aril.
Notes: Wild, H., Biegel, H.M. & Mavi, S. (1972). A Rhodesian Botanical Dictionary of African and English Plant Names , page 178, give the following succinct summary of how G. conjugata differs: Distinguished from G. coleosperma by its deciduous habit, its smaller size, its narrower crown, the bark roughish and grey, the smaller, more rounded leaflets with fewer lateral veins and a shorter petiole and in the flat pod and flat seed.
Derivation of specific name: conjugata: joined or connected, referring to the 2 leaflets.
Habitat: On deep sand in open woodland and along river banks.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 17 November 2013
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 47 - 48.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 319. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 213.

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

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 378 - 379. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H., Biegel, H.M. & Mavi, S. (1972). A Rhodesian Botanical Dictionary of African and English Plant Names Ministry of Agriculture Pages 177 - 178.


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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Guibourtia conjugata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126580, retrieved 12 December 2017

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