Pterocarpus brenanii Barbosa & Torre

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Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hippo Pools near the hide

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along Mahenye rd, Ndowoyo CL.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Eared bloodwood (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small to medium sized deciduous tree. Bark pale brown to grey, peeling in narrow strips in older specimens. Leaves imparipinnate with up to 5-7 leaflets; leaflets ovate, oblong to almost round, from 5.5 × 4cm to 12 × 12cm, shiny green; apex rounded to almost square; margin entire. Stipules conspicuous, large and shield-like, up to 2.5 cm wide (image no. 2). Flowers in dense axillary and terminal sprays, golden-yellow. Fruit a flattened oval pod, up to 10 × 7.5 cm, markedly swollen over the single seed, surrounded by a thick membranous wing.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 August 2013
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 57 - 58.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 390. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 225.

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


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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pterocarpus brenanii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Pterocarpus brenanii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pterocarpus brenanii
Ispot Southern Africa : Pterocarpus brenanii
JSTOR Plant Science: Pterocarpus brenanii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pterocarpus brenanii
Tropicos: Pterocarpus brenanii
West African Plants database: Pterocarpus brenanii


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: Pterocarpus brenanii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131130, retrieved 24 May 2016

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