Dais cotinifolia L.

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Dais cotinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Dais cotinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Dais cotinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Seldomseen, Vumba

Dais cotinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Frog 'n' Fern Cottages, Chimanimani

Dais cotinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Frog 'n' Fern Cottages, Chimanimani

Dais cotinifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Frog 'n' Fern Cottages, Chimanimani

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Synonyms:
Common names: Pom-pom tree (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, oblong-elliptic to obovate, bluish olive-green above, paler below; midrib and veins very pale. Flowers in terminal, dense, spherical heads, pale to deep pink or mauve. Fruit a very small reddish-brown nutlet.
Notes: This is undoubtedly one of our most spectacular flowering trees. It is very commonly planted in gardens in Harare
Derivation of specific name: cotinifolia: leaves like a kotinus (Gr), the Wild olive
Habitat: Along the margins of evergreen and riverine forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1200 - 2300 m
Flowering time:Oct - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 7 October 2013
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 276. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 262.

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 80.

Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006). Thymelaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 94 - 95. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dais cotinifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141380, retrieved 22 November 2017

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