Images: None on this site.
Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)
Crossonephelis africana (Radlk.) Leenh. Melanodiscus oblongus Radlk. ex Taub.
Description: Small to medium-sized tree. Bark grey to brown, smooth, becoming rough in older trees; young branchlets velvety. Leaves alternate, paripinnate with 2-3 pairs of elliptic leaflets 17 × 7 cm, more or less thinly textured, mostly hairless; third and lowest pair, if present, much smaller, near the base of the petiole, resembling large stipules. Flowers pink and yellowish, c. 4 mm in diameter, in axillary spike-like inflorescences, together appearing as a terminal head up to 20 cm long, unisexual on different trees. Fruit a subspherical berry, up to 2.5 cm long, 2-lobed, velvety, orange to golden-brown. Seed ellipsoid, flattened, without an aril.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland and forest, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Up to 1300 m
Flowering time: Sep - Apr
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Display spot characters for this species
A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Drummond, R.B. (1975). Kirkia 10(1) Page 256. As Crossonephelis africanus Comments
comments powered by Disqus. comments powered by
Other sources of information about Glenniea africana: Our websites: Flora of Mozambique
Glenniea africana External websites: African Plant Database
Glenniea africana Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Glenniea africana EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Glenniea africana ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Glenniea africana Flora Zambesiaca
Glenniea africana Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Glenniea africana IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Glenniea africana Ispot Southern Africa
Glenniea africana JSTOR Plant Science
Glenniea africana Kew Herbarium catalogue
Glenniea africana Tropicos
Glenniea africana 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: Glenniea africana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137420, retrieved 30 July 2016
Site software last modified: 2 July 2016 1:03pm (GMT +2)