Uapaca kirkiana Müll. Arg.
var. kirkiana

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Uapaca kirkiana var. kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Burma Valley Circular Drive near Vumba Junction

Uapaca kirkiana var. kirkiana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Carpark at base of Domboshawa hill

Uapaca kirkiana var. kirkiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Burma Valley Circular Drive near Vumba Junction

Uapaca kirkiana var. kirkiana

Photo: Petra Ballings
Gardiner, Arcturus

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mahobohobo (English) Mushuku (Shona) Mutongoro (Shona) Muzhanje (Shona) Umhobohobo (Ndebele) Wild loquat (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Small evergreen tree with large, brittle, ovate to obovate leaves. Leaves often distinctly curled over from the midrib in the shape of a saddle. Flowers unisexual, often, but not always, sexes on different trees. Fruits orange-yellow.
Notes: Fruits edible and particularly sought after by local people.
Derivation of specific name: kirkiana: named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland where it may be one of the co-dominant species.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1850 m
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa from Burundi south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Abantis bamptoni (Larval foodplant)
Abantis arctomarginata (Larval foodplant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Thursday 31 August 2006
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 149. as Uapaca kirkiana

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 180 - 184. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 251. As Uapaca kirkiana

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 112 - 113. (Includes a picture).

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 100 - 102. As Uapaca kirkiana

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 140 - 141. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 38.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 89.


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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: Uapaca kirkiana var. kirkiana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134580, retrieved 27 August 2016

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