Triaspis macropteron Welw. ex Oliv.
subsp. massaiensis (Nied.) Launert

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Triaspis macropteron subsp. massaiensis

Photo: Jonathan Francis
Near Marongora, Zambezi valley escarpment

Triaspis macropteron subsp. massaiensis

Photo: Jonathan Francis
Near Marongora, Zambezi valley escarpment

Triaspis macropteron subsp. massaiensis

Photo: Jonathan Francis
Near Marongora, Zambezi valley escarpment

Triaspis macropteron subsp. massaiensis

Photo: Jonathan Francis
Near Marongora, Zambezi valley escarpment

Triaspis macropteron subsp. massaiensis

Photo: Jonathan Francis
Near Marongora, Zambezi valley escarpment

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Synonyms: Triaspis macropteron Welw.ex Oliv. var. speciosa (Nied.) Nied.
Triaspis massaiensis Engl. ex Nied.
Triaspis speciosa Nied.
Triaspis stipulata Oliv.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Woody climber, sometimes creeper. Stems up to 4 m long, densely rusty velvety when young, becoming hairless when older. Leaves (sub-)opposite or rarely in whorls of 3, broadly lanceolate to lanceolate-oblong, up to 13 cm long, densely rusty velvety when young, becoming hairless when older, dark green above, greyish-green beneath; petiole 0.5-2 cm long, channeled above, usually hairless. Stipules up to 15 × 8 mm, broadly lanceolate to obovate. Flowers in axillary or terminal heads, 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter, white, cream to orange-yellow; petals contracted and clawed at the base, with deeply fimbriate margins. Fruits distinctly winged, circular to broadly ovate, 4-5 cm in diameter, hairless.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: macropteron: with a large wing, referring to the fruit
Habitat: Occurring in deciduous scrub, riverine thickets and thickets on rocky hills.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Coeliades pisistratus (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 15 March 2014
Literature:

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

Launert, E. (1963). Malpighiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 115 - 117. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 60.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Triaspis macropteron subsp. massaiensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133610, retrieved 23 November 2017

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