Pterocarpus rotundifolius (Sond.) Druce
subsp. rotundifolius

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Pterocarpus rotundifolius subsp. rotundifolius

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Escarpment to Honde Valley

Pterocarpus rotundifolius subsp. rotundifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd before Westaway

Pterocarpus rotundifolius subsp. rotundifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Burma valley rd nr Vumba junction

Pterocarpus rotundifolius subsp. rotundifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Marydale Point Lake Chivero Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Pterocarpus sericeus Benth.
Common names: Muchirara (Shona) Mumbungu (Shona) Mumhungu (Shona) Munungu (Shona) Mupungu (Shona) Round-leaved bloodwood (English) Umdlandlovu (Ndebele)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Medium sized deciduous tree. Bark variable, smooth to rough, fissured or flaking, grey to brown. Leaves imparipinnate with up to 10 pairs of more or less opposite leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets ovate, elliptic to almost round, 3,5-7 cm, dark green above, much paler below, finely hairy; apex rounded or notched. Flowers in dense axillary and terminal sprays, golden-yellow. Fruit a flattened pod, oval to subcircular, 2.5-3.5 cm in diameter, single-seeded, surrounded by a thick membranous wing.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: rotundifolius: round-leaved
Habitat: In woodland and wooded grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 1160 - 1600 m
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo, Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Abantis venosa (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Sunday 11 March 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 58 - 59.

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 334 - 337. as Pterocarpus rotundifolius (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 241.

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.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 94 - 95. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 71.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 26 - 27. as Pterocarpus sericeus (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 102.


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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: Pterocarpus rotundifolius subsp. rotundifolius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131150, retrieved 7 December 2016

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