Citropsis daweana Swingle & M. Kellerm. ex Swingle

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Citropsis daweana

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Citropsis daweana

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Citropsis daweana

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Citropsis daweana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road Northwest of Tembwahata, Gona-rhezou National Park.

Citropsis daweana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road Northwest of Tembwahata, Gona-rhezou National Park.

Citropsis daweana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road Northwest of Tembwahata, Gona-rhezou National Park.

Citropsis daweana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road Northwest of Tembwahata, Gona-rhezou National Park.

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Synonyms: Hesperethusa villosa Tanaka
Common names: Wild citrus (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree with arching branches. Younger branches armed with robust spines up to 2 cm long. Leaves imparipinnate with 2-4 pairs of opposite leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets elliptic to obovate, covered in greyish hairs, translucent gland-dots present, strongly aromatic when crushed, margin scalloped; petiole and rhachis winged. Flowers in small branched sprays, axillary or on dwarf spur-branchlets, c. 10 mm in diameter, white or lemon-yellow. Fruit spherical, 1-1.5 cm in diameter, reddish-brown, dotted with oil glands.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In hot, dry woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Bostwana, Caprivi - Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 20 September 2006
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 258.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 249.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 224.


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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: Citropsis daweana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133220, retrieved 24 July 2016

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