Terminalia mollis M.A. Lawson

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Terminalia mollis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Monavale Vlei

Terminalia mollis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Monavale Vlei

Terminalia mollis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Monavale Vlei

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Synonyms: Terminalia suberosa R.E. Fr.
Common names: Large-leaved terminalia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized to large deciduous tree. Leaves 16-32 × 7-13 cm, spread out along the stems or clustered at the apex of the stems, oblong to broadly-elliptic, becoming glabrous above and with pale, sometimes brownish hairs beneath. Branchlets with pitted scars, becoming thickly corky with age. Flowers in axillary spikes, cream or greenish-white, strong-smelling. Fruit 6.5-12 × 2.5-5.5 cm, 2-winged, densely hairy, pale yellowish-green, occasionally slightly pink-tinged, hanging in heavy conspicuous masses, becoming pale brown when dry.
Notes: This species is very similar to T. stenostachya. See that species for the differences.
Derivation of specific name: mollis: soft
Habitat:
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in Africa occurring in West Africa, Angola, D.R. Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 818 - 819. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 140 - 143. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 263.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare.

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 177.

Fanshawe, D.B. (). District vegetation reports Division of Forest Research, Kitwe (roneo).

Fanshawe, D.B. (1971). The Vegetation of Zambia. Division of Forest Research, Kitwe.

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

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 42.

Storrs, A.E.G. (1995). Know Your Trees Regional Soil Conservation Unit. Pages 293 - 295. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 172 - 173. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 291.

White, F. (1983). The Vegetation of Africa. A descriptive memoir. UNESCO, Paris


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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: Terminalia mollis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142160, retrieved 27 August 2016

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