Schinziophyton rautanenii (Schinz) Radcl.-Sm.

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Schinziophyton rautanenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Hwange NP to main Vic Falls / Bulawayo Rd, Matetsi Safari Area

Schinziophyton rautanenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near 'Save the Nation Store' by the main Bulawayo - Vic Falls Rd

Schinziophyton rautanenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near 'Save the Nation Store' by the main Bulawayo - Vic Falls Rd

Schinziophyton rautanenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near 'Save the Nation Store' by the main Bulawayo - Vic Falls Rd

Schinziophyton rautanenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near 'Save the Nation Store' by the main Bulawayo - Vic Falls Rd

Schinziophyton rautanenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near 'Save the Nation Store' by the main Bulawayo - Vic Falls Rd

Schinziophyton rautanenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near 'Save the Nation Store' by the main Bulawayo - Vic Falls Rd

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Synonyms: Ricinodendron rautanenii Schinz
Common names: False balsa (English) Manketti tree (English) Mongongo nut (English) Mundalama (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Mungongoma (Shona) Muoma (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Ngomwa (Ndebele) Umganuompobola (Ndebele) Umgoma (Ndebele)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Usually medium-sized to large spreading tree. Bark grey to pale golden-brown, smooth, often peeling. Leaves spirally arranged, digitate with 5-7 leaflets; leaflets elliptic-ovate to oblanceolate, dark green above, pale grey below, turning bright yellow before falling, stellate hairy; 2-4 bright green glands just above the petiole; margins entire edged with gland dots. Flowers unisexual on different trees, calyx and ovary densely covered in golden-brown to rusty stellate hairs. Fruit ovoid, 2.5 × 3.5 cm, light grey-green, covered in velvety hairs. The hard seeds produce an edible oil.
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Habitat: Occurring on sandy soils in decidous woodland, along rivers, on woded hillsides, often on Kalahari sand and sometimes forming large stands.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1220 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, southern DRC, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and northern South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 20 January 2011
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 334 - 335. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 253. As Ricinodendron rautanenii

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 248. (Includes a picture).

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 297 - 299. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 58.

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 208.


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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: Schinziophyton rautanenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135650, retrieved 27 May 2016

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