Elaeodendron transvaalense (Burtt Davy) R.H. Archer

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (6)

Elaeodendron transvaalense

Photo: Mark Hyde
6, Stafford Rd, Hillcrest, Bulawayo

Elaeodendron transvaalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
6, Stafford Rd, Hillcrest, Bulawayo

Elaeodendron transvaalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
6, Stafford Rd, Hillcrest, Bulawayo

Elaeodendron transvaalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
6, Stafford Rd, Hillcrest, Bulawayo

Elaeodendron transvaalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
6, Stafford Rd, Hillcrest, Bulawayo

Elaeodendron transvaalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
6, Stafford Rd, Hillcrest, Bulawayo

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Cassine transvaalensis (Burtt Davy) Codd
Crocoxylon transvaalense (Burtt Davy) N. Robson
Pseudocassine transvaalensis (Burtt Davy) Bredell
Common names: Anthill saffron (English) Bushveld saffron (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small unarmed tree. Leaves spirally arranged, opposite, in fascicles, on short lateral spur-branchlets, linear to narrowly elliptic to obovate, 2-7 cm long, pale glossy green above, paler below, venation prominent, hairless; apex tapering, often with a hair-like point; margin entire or serrated. Flowers in axillary heads, white or green, c. 5 mm in diameter. Fruit spherical, ovoid or ellipsoid, c. 2 cm long, yellow, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: transvaalense: from the Transvaal, South Africa
Habitat: In deciduous woodland, along streams, on rocky hillsides, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1520 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Wednesday 24 October 2007
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 404 - 405. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 255. As Cassine transvaalensis

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 128 - 129. Cassine transvaalensis (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 45.

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 203.


Comments

comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Elaeodendron transvaalense:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Elaeodendron transvaalense
Flora of Caprivi: Elaeodendron transvaalense
Flora of Mozambique: Elaeodendron transvaalense
Flora of Zambia: Elaeodendron transvaalense

External websites:

African Plant Database: Elaeodendron transvaalense
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Elaeodendron transvaalense
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Elaeodendron transvaalense
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Elaeodendron transvaalense
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Elaeodendron transvaalense
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Elaeodendron transvaalense
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elaeodendron transvaalense
Ispot Southern Africa : Elaeodendron transvaalense
JSTOR Plant Science: Elaeodendron transvaalense
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Elaeodendron transvaalense
Tropicos: Elaeodendron transvaalense
West African Plants database: Elaeodendron transvaalense


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: Elaeodendron transvaalense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137070, retrieved 30 July 2016

Site software last modified: 2 July 2016 1:03pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use