Trichilia capitata Klotzsch

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Trichilia capitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Trichilia capitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Trichilia capitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Trichilia capitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Trichilia capitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Trichilia capitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Trichilia capitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Trichilia capitata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Small natal mahogany (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Scrambling shrub or small tree. Leaves imparipinnate with 4-6 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets opposite or alternate, ovate to elliptic, mostly c. 7 × 3 cm, rather dull green and finely velvety above, more densely so below, base asymmetric; margins entire. Flowers in short and dense, stalked axillary heads, white to yellowish, small. Fruit a spherical woody capsule, pale green, c. 1.5 cm in diameter, splitting into 3 valves, revealing black seeds, in a dull dark red aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capitata: in the form of a head, capitate
Habitat: Along streambanks in deciduous woodland and thicket.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 30 March 2007
Literature:

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


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Flora of Malawi: Trichilia capitata
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African Plant Database: Trichilia capitata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Trichilia capitata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Trichilia capitata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Trichilia capitata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Trichilia capitata
Ispot Southern Africa : Trichilia capitata
JSTOR Plant Science: Trichilia capitata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Trichilia capitata
Tropicos: Trichilia capitata
West African Plants database: Trichilia capitata


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: Trichilia capitata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133550, retrieved 30 June 2016

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