Philenoptera wankieënsis (Mendonça & E.P. Sousa) Lock

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Philenoptera wankieënsis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Lonchocarpus eriocalyx Harms subsp. wankieënsis Mendonça & E.P. Sousa
Common names: Broad lance-pod (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender deciduous tree. Bark grey, smooth but flaking in older trees; young parts covered in grey woolly hairs. Leaves often crowded on spur-branchlets, imparipinnate with 4-6 pairs of opposite or sub-opposite leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets ovate to elliptic, 3-6 cm long, somewhat hairy above, covered with whitish woolly hairs below, at least on the midrib and veins, particularly when young; apex rounded; base asymmetric. Flowers in showy, more or less erect dense sub-terminal sprays, pale-violet to lilac, flowering with the leaves. Pod flattened, broadly elliptic, up to 7 × 3 cm, with a thickened rim, densely velvety, creamy brown.
Notes: Near Endemic but not listed in Mapaura (2002)
Derivation of specific name: wankieënsis: of the Wankie (now Hwange) area, where the type specimen was recorded.
Habitat: Occurring on rocky outcrops or in dry deciduous woodland and scrub, often with Colophospermum mopane.
Altitude range: (metres) 700 - 900 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe.Apparently restricted to the mid-Zambezi Valley.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Images last updated: Thursday 21 January 2010
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223. as Lonchocarpus eriocalyx wankieënsis

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 247. As Lonchocarpus eriocalyx wankieënsis


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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: Philenoptera wankieënsis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131200, retrieved 30 August 2016

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