Julbernardia globiflora (Benth.) Troupin

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Julbernardia globiflora

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Burma Valley circular drive nr Vumba junction

Julbernardia globiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Julbernardia globiflora

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Fairhaven Rd, Nyanga

Julbernardia globiflora

Photo: Bart Wursten
Burma Valley circular drive nr Vumba junction

Julbernardia globiflora

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Synonyms: Berlinia eminii Taub.
Berlinia globiflora (Benth.) Harms ex Engl.
Isoberlinia globiflora (Benth.) Hutch. ex Greenway
Common names: Mnondo (Shona) Munhondo (Shona) Munondo (Shona) Mutondo (Shona) Umtshonkwe (Ndebele)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Deciduous tree. Stipules intrapetiolar, always connate below, rapidly caducous (in ours). Leaves paripinnate; specialised glands on petiole and rhachis 0. Leaflets opposite, in (2-)4-7(-8) pairs, the middle ones usually the largest. Inflorescence usually a terminal, much-branched panicle. Bracteoles 2, well-developed, completely enclosing the flowers in bud, persistent,keeled on back. Perianth clearly differentiated into 5 obvious petals and 5 sepals. Sepals 5, well-developed, ciliate. Petals 5, one somewhat larger than the others. Stamens 10. Pod dehiscent, flat, brown-tomentose (in ours), woody. Seeds flat.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: An important constituent of miombo woodland, often growing with Brachystegia spiciformis.
Altitude range: (metres) 760 - 1660 m
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, DRC, FZ countries and the Caprivi Strip.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Eucraera gemmata (Food plant)
Fresna nyassae (Food plant)
Gynanisa maja (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Wednesday 28 December 2005

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 81 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 107 - 110. Isoberlinea globiflora (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 243.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 70 - 71. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 68.

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 124 - 125. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 18 - 19. as Berlinia globiflora (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 91.


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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: Julbernardia globiflora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126770, retrieved 31 May 2016

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