Turraea zambesica Sprague & Hutch. ex Hutch.

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Turraea zambesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 1, Katombora, Zambezi

Turraea zambesica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Island 1, Katombora, Zambezi

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Synonyms:
Common names: Zambezi honeysuckle tree (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small, slender tree. Leaves elliptic, entire. Flowers with a distinct staminal tube, in few-flowered axillary clusters, creamy-white, turning yellow with age. Fruit a thinly woody capsule
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine woodland and thicket.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1000 m
Flowering time:(Apr) Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Zambezi Valley and its tributaries.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Pseudaphelia apollinaris (Food plant)
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Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 307.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 250.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 295. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 86.


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West African Plants database: Turraea zambesica


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: Turraea zambesica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133510, retrieved 30 July 2016

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