Toona ciliata M. Roem.

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Toona ciliata

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Greystone Park NR

Toona ciliata

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Mukuvisi Woodland, office area

Toona ciliata

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Bunker's Hill, Harare

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Synonyms: Cedrela toona Roxb. ex Rottler & Willd.
Toona australis (F. Muell.) Harms
Toona microcarpa (C. DC.) Harms
Common names: Cedrela (English) Red cedar (English) Toon tree (English)
Frequency: Locally common.
Status: Introduced
Description:
Tree to 25 m. Leaves usually paripinnate, occasionally imparipinnate. Leaflets 10-14 pairs, lanceolate or lanceolate-elliptic, up to 15 × 5 cm, tapering from near the base to the long narrow attenuate-acuminate apex. Petiolules c.5 mm. Pockets of hairs (domatia) present in the axils of the lower lateral nerves on the lower surface. Capsule 1.5-2 cm.
Notes: Commonly cultivated in gardens and as a street tree and frequently escaping into wild areas.
Derivation of specific name: ciliata: fringed with hairs; ciliate
Habitat: On waste ground and in damp places e.g. along stream sides and river banks.
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Worldwide distribution: Asia and Australia
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Literature:

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

Glen, H.F. (2002). Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa. Page 217.


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African Plant Database: Toona ciliata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Toona ciliata
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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: Toona ciliata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133430, retrieved 25 August 2016

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