Xanthocercis zambesiaca (Baker) Dumaz-le-Grand

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Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyanyadzi, Save Valley

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyanyadzi, Save Valley

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the viewing platform, Masuma Dam, Hwange NP

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Petra Ballings
"Sacred" forest, Mahenye

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Synonyms: Pseudocadia zambesiaca (Baker) Harms
Common names: Muchetuchetu (Shona) Musharo (Shona) Nyala berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large evergreen tree with an elegant rounded crown. Leaves imparipinnate with subopposite or alternate leaflets. Leaflets elliptic, dark green and glossy above; paler below; margin entire. Flowers in axillary and terminal short sprays, white, rose-scented, not typically pea-shaped. Fruit unusual for this family, berry-like, yellowish-brown when ripe
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zambesiaca: of the Zambezi region
Habitat: In alluvial soils and flood plain areas along hot river valleys.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Deudorix dinochares (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Monday 10 September 2012
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 30 - 32. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 229.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 244.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 75.


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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: Xanthocercis zambesiaca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131230, retrieved 24 October 2017

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