Cordyla africana Lour.

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Cordyla africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Cordyla africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Cordyla africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Cordyla africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

Cordyla africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mufondo (Shona) Mutondo (Shona) Wild mango (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large deciduous tree with a spreading crown. Leaves imparipinnate with 11-28 alternate leaflets; leaflets oblong, shiny green above, paler below with translucent dots and streaks; apex usually slightly notched; the main rhachis grooved along the top. Flowers in short axillary sprays, facing upwards, petals absent, a mass of orange-yellow stamens most conspicuous; ovary stalked. Fruit ovoid, not like a pod but resembling a fleshy drupe, yellow when ripe, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: In riverine or swamp evergreen forest in hot areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Jul - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Coastal districts from Kenya to North KwaZulu-Natal, extending inland in Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 4 June 2006
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 27 - 28. (Includes a picture).

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

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 244.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Smith, P.P. & Allen,Q. (1995). Common trees, shrubs and grasses of the Luangwa Valley. The Trendrine Press.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press.


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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: Cordyla africana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=127230, retrieved 3 December 2016

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