Xylotheca tettensis (Klotzsch) Gilg
var. macrophylla (Klotzsch) Wild

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Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate near Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate near Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Junction road no1 and no2, Gorongosa National Park.

Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate near Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chitengo Camp, Gorongosa National Park.

Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tree numbered trail, Catapu Concession, Sofala.

Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower slopes Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Lower slopes Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Oncoba macrophylla (Klotzsch) Warb.
Oncoba tettensis Klotzsch var. macrophylla (Klotzsch) Hul & Breteler
Xylotheca macrophylla (Klotzsch) Sleumer
Common names: Northern african dog-rose (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves spirally arranged or clustered on dwarf spur-branchlets, obovate to broadly oblong, up to 10 cm, both surfaces with our without fine hairs; base almost square to slightly lobed; margin entire, wavy. Flowers axillary, solitary or in few-flowered clusters, large, 5-10 cm in diameter, white with a mass of yellow stamens. Fruit an ovoid, woody capsule, 3-4 cm in diameter, splitting into 8 valves, revealing numerous brown seeds in a golden to red pulp.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tettensis: of Tete in Mozambique, macrophylla: large-leaved
Habitat: In open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 500 m
Flowering time:Aug - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Acraea oncaea (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 February 2007
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 261.

Wild, H. (1960). Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 273 - 275. (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: Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140670, retrieved 27 August 2016

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