Casearia battiscombei R.E. Fr.

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Casearia battiscombei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Casearia battiscombei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Casearia battiscombei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

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Common names: Forest sword-leaf (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Large tree with typically horizontal or drooping branches. Leaves oblong, dark green, with many translucent streaks and dots, seen against the light; leaf base asymmetrical. Flowers in dense clusters along the branches, very small, greenish. Fruit an ellipsoid capsule, yellow, splitting into 2-4 valves, revealing orange seeds.
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Habitat: In evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Images last updated: Tuesday 28 March 2006

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 74.

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


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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: Casearia battiscombei., retrieved 31 May 2016

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