Dalbergia arbutifolia Baker
subsp. arbutifolia

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Dalbergia arbutifolia subsp. arbutifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hot Springs, Save-Odzi Valley

Dalbergia arbutifolia subsp. arbutifolia

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

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Synonyms: Dalbergia sambesiaca Schinz
Common names: Eastern climbing dalbergia (English)
Status: Native
Usually a liane, with modified or coiled branchlets for climbing, but sometimes a scandent shrub or small tree. Bark grey-brown, flaking in small pieces. Leaves imparipinnate, with 9-19 elliptic, oblong or obovate leaflets, largest c. 4 × 2 cm; apex rounded or slightly notched. Flowers in axillary panicles, small, white, fading to yellow, sweetly scented. Pods elliptic-oblong, 8-15 cm, with prominent veining, brown, pubescent, single-seeded
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In deciduous woodland and riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, liane, shrub over 2 m.
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Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219. as Dalbergia arbutifolia

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246. As Dalbergia arbutifolia

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 96 - 97.


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Ispot Southern Africa : Dalbergia arbutifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Dalbergia arbutifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dalbergia arbutifolia
Tropicos: Dalbergia arbutifolia
West African Plants database: Dalbergia arbutifolia

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: Dalbergia arbutifolia subsp. arbutifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131020, retrieved 1 June 2016

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