Allophylus abyssinicus (Hochst.) Radlk.

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Synonyms: Schmidelia abyssinica Hochst.
Common names: Forest velvet false-currant (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized to large tree. Bark greyish-green, smooth; branchlets minutely velvety, with lenticels. Leaves spirally arranged, 3-foliolate; leaflets elliptic, sometimes terminal leaflet shorter than lateral leaflets but often more or less similar in size, up to 14 × 6 cm, thinly textured, hair-tuft domatia conspicuous in the axils of the veins below; margin irregularly toothed. Flowers in 1-2-branched catkin-like inflorescences up to 8 cm long, finely velvety. Fruit c. 8 × 6 mm, obovoid-spherical.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinicus: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: Occurring in (sub)montane forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia and the DRC to Malawi and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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 259.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 256.

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 498.


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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: Allophylus abyssinicus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137340, retrieved 3 December 2016

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