Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baill.

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Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Vumba rd

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Vumba rd

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
By main Vumba rd

Bridelia micrantha

Photo: Bart Wursten
Great Zimbabwe

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mitzeerie (English) Mudzinza (Shona) Mufukusi (Shona) Mukodokodo (Shona) Mukwandu (Shona) Mushungunu (Shona) Mutorarwizi (Shona) Mutsetsauta (Shona) Mutugusi (Shona)
Frequency: Common in high rainfall areas
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree, evergreen or deciduous. Young branchlets often with spines, occasionally blunt thorns are still present on older branches. Leaves elliptic to obovate, glossy dark green, paler below. Flowers unisexual on the same tree, very small, yellow-green, in axillary clusters. Fruit an ellipsoid berry, blackish when ripe, edible and sweet.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: micrantha: small-flowered
Habitat: In riverine forest, woodland and along forest margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa to the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Also in RĂ©union.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Abantis paradisea (Food plant)
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Content last updated: Saturday 24 February 2007
Literature:

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae FZ 9(4) Pages 20 - 21.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bridelia micrantha.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134700, retrieved 25 November 2014

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