Zanthoxylum capense (Thunb.) Harv.

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Zanthoxylum capense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp site

Zanthoxylum capense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp site

Zanthoxylum capense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp site

Zanthoxylum capense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp site

Zanthoxylum capense

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harava Dam

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Synonyms: Fagara capensis Thunb.
Fagara magalismontana Engl.
Common names: Chikafusi (Shona) Mudzanganyia (Shona) Mulungwana (Shona) Muritsa (Shona) Small knobwood (English) Umhungwane (Ndebele) Umnungumabele (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Bark, greyish, smooth, armed with cone-shaped knobs, tipped with short straight spines. Leaves essentially imparipinnate but terminal leaflet often missing, citrus aromatic when crushed; rhachis grooved on top; leaflets in 4-8 opposite or alternate pairs, ovate to elliptic, up to 4 × 2 cm, basal pair smallest, increasing in size towards the ultimate pair, translucent gland dots present along the crenate-dentate margin. Flowers in short, branched terminal heads, small, greenish-white. Fruit c. 5 mm in diameter, brownish-red, splitting to reveal a shiny black seed.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capense: of the Cape
Habitat: In a variety of mostly dry wooded habitats, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Papilio demodocus demodocus (Food plant)
Papilio echeroides chirindanus (Larval foodplant)
Papilio nireus lyaeus (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 29 March 2008
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 248. As Fagara capensis

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 100.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 28 - 29. as Fagara capense


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African Plant Database: Zanthoxylum capense
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Zanthoxylum capense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Zanthoxylum capense
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Zanthoxylum capense
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Zanthoxylum capense
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Zanthoxylum capense
Ispot Southern Africa : Zanthoxylum capense
JSTOR Plant Science: Zanthoxylum capense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Zanthoxylum capense
Tropicos: Zanthoxylum capense
West African Plants database: Zanthoxylum capense


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: Zanthoxylum capense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132990, retrieved 1 September 2016

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