Erythrococca menyharthii (Pax) Prain

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Erythrococca menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Erythrococca menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Erythrococca menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Erythrococca menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

Erythrococca menyharthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
At campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Claoxylon menyharthii Pax
Claoxylon virens N.E. Br.
Common names: Northern red-berry (English) Poko (Tonga: Zimbabwe)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small straggly shrub, 1-3 m tall. Leaves alternate or clustered on short spur-branchlets, lanceolate, elliptic to ovate, 2-10 cm long, finely velvety with 2-4 glands near the junction with the petiole, single-veined from the base; margin with several more or less distinct teeth to almost entire. Flowers unisexual on different trees, small, yellowish-green; female flowers in compact, few-flowered axillary heads; male inflorescences longer and with more flowers. Fruit 3-lobed, c. 10 mm in diameter, green, dehiscent. Seeds covered in an orange-red aril.
Notes:
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Habitat: Occurring in mixed deciduous woodland, often on rocky outcrops or termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 300 - 1050 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 January 2010
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 144. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 502. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 333.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 252.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 168 - 170. (Includes a picture).

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 278 - 279. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 56.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 207.


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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: Erythrococca menyharthii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134880, retrieved 30 August 2016

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