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, Gonarezhou National Park.

Citropsis daweana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road Northwest of Tembwahata, Gonarezhou National Park.

Citropsis daweana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road Northwest of Tembwahata, Gonarezhou National Park.

Citropsis daweana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road Northwest of Tembwahata, Gonarezhou 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.

Mendonça, F. A. (1963). Rutaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 194 - 195. (Includes a picture).

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 2 December 2016

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