Erythrophysa transvaalensis I. Verd.

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Erythrophysa transvaalensis

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

Erythrophysa transvaalensis

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

Erythrophysa transvaalensis

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

Erythrophysa transvaalensis

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

Erythrophysa transvaalensis

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

Erythrophysa transvaalensis

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

Erythrophysa transvaalensis

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

Erythrophysa transvaalensis

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

Erythrophysa transvaalensis

Photo: Richard Peek
Near Marula

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Synonyms:
Common names: Bushveld red-balloon (English) Red balloon (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous shrub or small tree, branching near the base. Bark brown, smooth and shiny. Leaves crowded near the ends of branches, imparipinnate with a winged rhachis and c. 7 pairs of narrowly lanceolate, distinctly asymmetric leaflets, up to c. 7 cm long, dark green; lower leaflets often with a lobe-like extension near the base; margin entire. Flowers in erect branched heads, before or with the new leaves, green, tinged with red. Fruit an inflated, balloon-like capsule, 3-angled, red when ripe. Seeds usually 3, round, somewhat flattened, 10-15 mm in diameter, purple-black.
Notes: In Zimbabwe only known from a few locations west of Bulawayo.
Only 2 specimens from Zimbabwe in SRGH on 25 June 2009, namely Lightfoot 379 and Denny M.R.S.H. 4617 (see species records for details).
Derivation of specific name: transvaalensis: from the Transvaal, South Africa
Habitat: On rocky slopes of hills.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Northwestern Mpumalanga, South Africa, southwestern Zimbabwe and Southeastern Botswana.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Wednesday 9 October 2013
Literature:

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 100.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Erythrophysa transvaalensis
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West African Plants database: Erythrophysa transvaalensis


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: Erythrophysa transvaalensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137490, retrieved 27 August 2016

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