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: Manketti tree (English) Mongongo nut (English) 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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Derivation of specific name:
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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Content last updated: Thursday 20 January 2011
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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: Schinziophyton rautanenii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=135650, retrieved 29 August 2014

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