Triplochiton zambesiacus Milne-Redh.

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Triplochiton zambesiacus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Lodges, Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Triplochiton zambesiacus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Lodges, Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Triplochiton zambesiacus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Lodges, Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Triplochiton zambesiacus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Lodges, Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Triplochiton zambesiacus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

Triplochiton zambesiacus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Crocodile Farm, Kariba

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mundyoli (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Musonzo (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Mutumbugwe (Shona) Uganso (Ndebele) Wine-cup (English) Zambezi-oak (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large spreading tree. Bark flaking in whitish and pale grey patches, giving a mottled appearance. Leaves spirally arranged, up to 12 × 14 cm, palmately 5-9-lobed with lobes ovate-oblong, stellate hairy when young, hairless when older, sometimes with a few hairs remaining at the base of the veins below; base cordate. Flowers in 1-4-flowered axillary and terminal clusters, white to yellowish with a deep red centre, showy, 5-7 cm in diameter, opening only in the mornings. Fruit up to 5 hairy carpels, each with a stiff membranous hairy wing up to 9 × 3 cm, pale straw-coloured with darker markings.
Notes: It is restricted to the Valley of the Zambezi and its tributaries and perhaps should be listed as a Near Endemic.
Derivation of specific name: zambesiacus: of the Zambezi region
Habitat: Mostly on termite mounds, also along riverbanks and floodplains, particularly on silty sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status: Near Endemic?
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 26 December 2009
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 259.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 549 - 550. (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: Triplochiton zambesiacus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140040, retrieved 29 September 2016

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