Allophylus chaunostachys Gilg

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Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slopes below Nhandore peak, Mt Gorongosa

Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Southeastern slopes Mt Gorongosa.

Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ridge above Cavalo, Sanjunjira, Southeastern slopes Mt Gorongosa.

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Synonyms: Allophylus buchananii Gilg ex Radlk.
Allophylus didymadenius Radlk.
Allophylus gazensis Baker f.
Allophylus richardsiae Exell
Allophylus tenuifolius Radlk.
Common names: Forest false-currant (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Branchlets with conspicuous pale lenticels. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets elliptic, up to 16 cm long, central leaflet longer than lateral ones, glossy dark green above, paler below, thinly leathery, hairless except for hairtuft domatia in the axils of the veins below; margin with shallow spaced teeth to subentire. Flowers in mostly unbranched racemes 10-24 cm long, whitish. Fruit almost round, fleshy, c. 6 mm in diameter, red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chaunostachys: with wide (chaunos) spikes.
Habitat: Occurring in the understorey of submontane forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Mar - May
Worldwide distribution: Eastern DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Sunday 1 February 2009
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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 172 - 173.


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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 chaunostachys.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137360, retrieved 28 July 2016

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