Mundulea sericea (Willd.) A. Chev.

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Mundulea sericea

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Borrowdale Common

Mundulea sericea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common

Mundulea sericea

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Mukuvisi Woodland office area

Mundulea sericea

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

Mundulea sericea

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

Mundulea sericea

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

Mundulea sericea

Photo: Bart Wursten
By Mazowe River, between camp and weir, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Cytisus sericeus Willd.
Mundulea suberosa (DC.) Benth.
Tephrosia petersiana Klotzsch
Tephrosia suberosa DC.
Common names: Cork bush (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree with corky bark. Leaves alternate, compound, normally with 4 to 8 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet. The leaves are covered in silky hairs. Flowers in pseudo-racemes mauve to purple. The pods are covered in golden-brown velvety hairs, turning grey when old. Last year's pods often remain on the tree at the next flowering time. A very attractive tree.
Notes: Can be confused (in the Eastern Highlands) with certain shrubby species of Tephrosia.
Derivation of specific name: sericea: with silky appressed hairs, sericeous
Habitat: In open woodland and wooded grassland, particularly on wooded rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Old World tropics and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Spindasis natalensis (Food plant)
Leptotes group (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Sunday 15 September 2013
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 88. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 232 - 233. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 224.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 245.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 75. (Includes a picture).

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 60, plate 85

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 69.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 25. as Mundulea suberosa

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 101.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 213.


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West African Plants database: Mundulea sericea


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: Mundulea sericea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130100, retrieved 24 August 2016

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