Sterculia appendiculata K. Schum.

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Sterculia appendiculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

Sterculia appendiculata

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

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Synonyms:
Common names: Tall sterculia (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Tall, deciduous tree to 40 m, often with a long tall unbranched trunk, the branching only above. Bark smooth, pale grey to yellowish grey; young branchlets with dense woolly, rusty-yellow hairs. Leaves crowded near the ends of branches, 3-7-lobed, maple-like. Flowers in hairy, few-flowered sprays, greenish to yellowish-brown, appearing before the leaves. Fruit splitting into 2-3 carpels, covered in rusty brown hairs; seeds brown with a yellow basal aril.
Notes: This is a very rare tree in Zimbabwe. Although not listed in the Red Data List of Zimbabwe Plants (Mapaura & Timberlake in SABONET no. 14, 2002), it may well be nearly extinct in this country.
Derivation of specific name: appendiculata: with an appendage
Habitat: In riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jun - Jul
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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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 260.


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African Plant Database: Sterculia appendiculata
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sterculia appendiculata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sterculia appendiculata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sterculia appendiculata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sterculia appendiculata
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Sterculia appendiculata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sterculia appendiculata
Ispot Southern Africa : Sterculia appendiculata
JSTOR Plant Science: Sterculia appendiculata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sterculia appendiculata
Tropicos: Sterculia appendiculata
West African Plants database: Sterculia appendiculata


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: Sterculia appendiculata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140060, retrieved 24 July 2016

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