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Large-leaved false-currant (English)
Description: Small to medium-sized tree. Bark silvery-grey; branchlets greyish-white with prominent lenticels, hairless. Leaves 3-foliolate; with elliptic leaflets up to 17 × 9 cm, terminal leaflet usually largest, thinly textured, usually hairless, sometimes minutely hairy along the veins, hair-tuft domatia occasionally visible in the axils of the veins below; margin toothed or scalloped. Flowers in branched catkin-like inflorescences, up to 27 cm. long, branched, white or yellowish. Fruit subspherical, c. 7 mm in diameter, bright red when ripe.
Derivation of specific name:
chirindensis: of the Chirinda Forest.
Habitat: In evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time: Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Zimbabwe and possibly in nearby areas in Mozambique.
Endemic status: Near Endemic?
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Drummond, R.B. (1975). Kirkia 10(1) Page 256. Comments
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Other sources of information about Allophylus chirindensis: Our websites: Flora of Mozambique
Allophylus chirindensis External websites: African Plant Database
Allophylus chirindensis Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Allophylus chirindensis EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Allophylus chirindensis ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Allophylus chirindensis Flora Zambesiaca
Allophylus chirindensis Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Allophylus chirindensis IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Allophylus chirindensis Ispot Southern Africa
Allophylus chirindensis JSTOR Plant Science
Allophylus chirindensis Kew Herbarium catalogue
Allophylus chirindensis Tropicos
Allophylus chirindensis West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Allophylus chirindensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137380, retrieved 30 August 2016
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