Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn.

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Aphloia theiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Aphloia theiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Aphloia theiformis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Aphloia myrtifolia Galpin
Lightfootia theiformis Vahl
Neumannia myrtifolia (Galpin) Th. Dur.
Neumannia theiformis (Vahl) A. Rich.
Prockia theiformis (Vahl) Willd.
Common names: Albino-berry (English) Mountain peach (English) Mubotabota (Shona) Munyere (Shona) Nhacaleue (Ndau) Nyakarewe (Shona)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Branches reddish, angled with distinct winged ridges and a zig-zagged shape. Leaves held in one plane; margin with fine teeth pointing forward. Flowers in leaf axils along the branches. Berries white.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In montane evergreen forest and forest margins, often as one of the pioneer species.
Altitude range: (metres) Above 1500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Madagascar and the Mascarene islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Friday 23 June 2006
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 23.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 760. Under Flacourtiaceae (Includes a picture).

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 52. Under Flacourtiaceae

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 23.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 428 - 429. Under Flacourtiaceae (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 104.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 144 - 145. Under Flacourtiaceae (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 152 - 153. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 265 - 266. Under Flacourtiaceae (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: Aphloia theiformis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140780, retrieved 28 May 2016

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