Drypetes reticulata Pax

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Drypetes reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path in "sacred forest", Mahenye.

Drypetes reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path in "sacred forest", Mahenye.

Drypetes reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path in "sacred forest", Mahenye.

Drypetes reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path in "sacred forest", Mahenye.

Drypetes reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path in "sacred forest", Mahenye.

Drypetes reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path in "sacred forest", Mahenye.

Drypetes reticulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path in "sacred forest", Mahenye.

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Synonyms:
Common names: False forest ironplum (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, often with long branches. Leaves alternate, elliptic to ovate, broadly tapering, up to 12 cm long, light green, shiny and hairless on both surfaces; net-veining conspicuous; margin entire, somewhat wavy. Flowers unisexual on different trees, female flowers solitary, male flowers in small axillary clusters, yellowish-green, scented. Fruit shallowly 2-lobed, somewhat flattened, fleshy, c. 1.2 cm, densely velvety, orange to reddish-brown when ripe.
Notes: This species is very similar to Drypetes gerrardii but always has entire leaf margins; more strongly and irregularly reticulate veining and stigmas that are not linear but obdeltoid and bifid at the apex.
Derivation of specific name: reticulata: with a network of veins
Habitat: Sand forest, high rainfall woodland and evergreen forest at lower altitudes.
Altitude range: (metres) 180 - 800 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Limpopo. Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 11 February 2015
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 480.

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 41.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 93.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 168 - 169. (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 86.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 252.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Drypetes reticulata
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West African Plants database: Drypetes reticulata


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: Drypetes reticulata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134500, retrieved 27 September 2016

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