Allophylus chirindensis Baker f.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Large-leaved false-currant (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
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.
Notes:
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.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic?
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Literature:

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


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African Plant Database: Allophylus chirindensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Allophylus chirindensis
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Ispot Southern Africa : Allophylus chirindensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Allophylus chirindensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Allophylus chirindensis
Tropicos: Allophylus chirindensis
West African Plants database: Allophylus chirindensis


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 chirindensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137380, retrieved 30 July 2016

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