Schotia capitata Bolle

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Schotia capitata

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National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Common names: Dwarf schotia (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
S. capitata is similar to S. brachypetala, but differs as follows: (1) the petals are normally fully developed and are not reduced to linear filaments; (2) the tree, the leaflets and the size of the heads are all smaller; and (3) the flowers are on smaller branches and not borne on the old wood.
Derivation of specific name: capitata: in the form of a head, capitate
Habitat: Dry woodland and scrub
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Images last updated: Friday 19 September 2008

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 86. (Includes a picture).

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 35 - 36.

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 243.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 72.


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African Plant Database: Schotia capitata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Schotia capitata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schotia capitata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schotia capitata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Schotia capitata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schotia capitata
Ispot Southern Africa : Schotia capitata
JSTOR Plant Science: Schotia capitata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schotia capitata
Tropicos: Schotia capitata
West African Plants database: Schotia capitata

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: Schotia capitata., retrieved 8 December 2016

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