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.

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


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Flora of Malawi: Dais cotinifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dais cotinifolia

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African Plant Database: Dais cotinifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Dais cotinifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dais cotinifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dais cotinifolia
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dais cotinifolia
Tropicos: Dais cotinifolia
West African Plants database: Dais cotinifolia


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: Dais cotinifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141380, retrieved 27 September 2016

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