Aporrhiza paniculata Radlk.

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Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mpunga Camp, Moribane Forest

Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Mpunga Camp, Moribane Forest

Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Aporrhiza paniculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

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Synonyms: Aporrhiza nitida Gilg
Common names:
Frequency: Very locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized tree. Bark grey-brown or grey-green, smooth or somewhat fissured; young branchlets rusty hairy. Leaves alternate, paripinnate, with 2-4 pairs of oblong-elliptic leaflets, up to c. 18 × 7 cm, somewhat leathery, hairless above, velvety below, particularly on the main veins, up to 36 × 16 cm, oblong-elliptic or elliptic; margin entire. Flowers small, creamy-white, in large terminal branched heads, up to 40 × 20 cm, unisexual in the same inflorescence. Fruit a flattened capsule c. 2 × 2.5 cm, with a distinct rim, velvety, splitting with the valves curling backwards. Seeds c. 1.3 cm long, brownish-black, with a red aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: paniculata: with a branched inflorescence or panicle.
Habitat: In riverine forest, swamp forest or moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: DRC (Katanga), Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 11 September 2012
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 653. as Aporrhiza nitida

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 107. as Aporrhiza nitida

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

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 514 - 515. as Aporrhiza nitida (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 176. as Aporrhiza nitida

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 76. as Aporrhiza nitida

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 95. as Aporrhiza nitida

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

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 525 - 527. (Includes a picture).


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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: Aporrhiza paniculata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137470, retrieved 4 December 2016

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