Ekebergia benguelensis Welw. ex C.DC.

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Ekebergia benguelensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

Ekebergia benguelensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hillside Park, Harare

Ekebergia benguelensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hillside Park, Harare

Ekebergia benguelensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Greystone Park NR

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Synonyms: Ekebergia arborea Baker f.
Common names: Mudyamhofu (Shona) Mudyavarungu (Shona) Munyimonyimo (Shona) Mupumhanhuka (Shona) Mupuri (Shona) Woodland dogplum (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized semi-deciduous tree. Leaves crowded near the ends of branches, pinnate with 3-4 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; petiole and rhachis often red. Flowers in many-flowered heads, unisexual on separate trees, white or pinkish, sweetly scented. Fruits fleshy, more or less spherical, about 15 mm in diameter, pink to bright red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: benguelensis: after the Benguella region of Angola
Habitat: Woodland and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1300 - 1620 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: East Africa and DRC south to Zimbabwe, Angola and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Cirina forda (Food plant)
Pseudobunaea tyrrhena (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 February 2007
Literature:

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 212 - 217. also as Ekebergia sp. cf. E. velutina (Includes a picture).

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

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 106 - 107. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 31 - 32. as Ekebergia arborea (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 121.


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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: Ekebergia benguelensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133530, retrieved 29 June 2016

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