Scolopia zeyheri (Nees) Harv.

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Scolopia zeyheri

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

Scolopia zeyheri

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

Scolopia zeyheri

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

Scolopia zeyheri

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

Scolopia zeyheri

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

Scolopia zeyheri

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

Scolopia zeyheri

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hatcliffe South Extension

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Synonyms: Eriudaphus ecklonii Nees
Eriudaphus zeyheri Nees
Phoberos zeyheri (Nees) Arn.
Rhamnicastrum ecklonii (Nees) Kuntze
Scolopia ecklonii (Nees) Harv.
Common names: Thorn pear (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or tree, up to 8 m, glabrous except for the inflorescence. Spines present and often numerous on young trees and sucker growth, but sparse on older trees. Leaves: petiole 5-8 mm; lamina 2-8 × 1-3.5 cm, very variable in shape, ovate, obovate, lanceolate or oblanceolate, glabrous, dark green above, slightly paler beneath; base cuneate; apex rounded or emarginate; margin entire or crenate. Flowers in axillary racemes, 1-3 cm. Sepals c.1.5 mm, 5-6, ovate, ciliolate. Petals 5-6, smaller than, but similar to, the sepals. Stamens c. 40. Fruit c. 8 mm in diameter, spherical, fleshy, 2-3-seeded, with persistent style.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zeyheri: named after Carl Zeyher, 1799 - 1858, a German naturalist
Habitat: In open woodland and bush, often associated with termite mounds
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:Apr - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 22 July 2015
Literature:

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 75.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scolopia zeyheri
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West African Plants database: Scolopia zeyheri


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: Scolopia zeyheri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140710, retrieved 28 May 2016

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