Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.

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Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Just off the Zimbabwe-Beira road, just outside Chimoio

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Just off the Zimbabwe-Beira road, just outside Chimoio

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Just off the Zimbabwe-Beira road, just outside Chimoio

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Synonyms: Pleuroridgea zanguebarica (Oliv.) Van Tiegh.
Common names: Brackenridgea (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small deciduous tree. Bark very rough and corky, dark grey to black with bright yellow pigment, revealed when damaged. Leaves elliptic to obovate, 4-5 cm, glossy dark green above paler and dull green below, hairless, lateral veins fine and numerous at 45 degrees to the midrib; margin with very fine, gland-tipped teeth. Flowers in terminal, 2-4-flowered clusters, white to cream or pink, similar to Ochna flowers, showy but very short-lived. Fruit 1-3 small ovoid drupes, surrounded by the crimson, elongated, persistent calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zanguebarica: of Zanzibar
Habitat: In deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1220 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 127.


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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: Brackenridgea zanguebarica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140330, retrieved 29 July 2016

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