Dalbergia lactea Vatke

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Dalbergia lactea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower slopes Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique

Dalbergia lactea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower slopes Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique

Dalbergia lactea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower slopes Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique

Dalbergia lactea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along dirt road to Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Dalbergia lactea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along dirt road to Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Dalbergia lactea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along dirt road to Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Dalbergia lactea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along dirt road to Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms:
Common names: Large-leaved climbing dalbergia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Climbing shrub or liane, climbing with the aid of coiled branchlets. Leaves imparipinnate with 9-21 leaflets; leaflets oblong-elliptic. Flowers in large branched heads, mauve-purple. Pods 10-15 cm long, stalked, pale straw-coloured.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Forest edges and clearings and in bushland and grassland
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: In tropical Africa from Nigeria to Ethiopia and south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Charaxes cithaeron cithaeron (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Friday 21 September 2007
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 74 - 75.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 157. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 219.

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

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


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dalbergia lactea.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131050, retrieved 19 November 2017

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