Terminalia randii Baker f.

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Terminalia randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp site, Robins Camp, Hwange NP

Terminalia randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp site, Robins Camp, Hwange NP

Terminalia randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp site, Robins Camp, Hwange NP

Terminalia randii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp site, Robins Camp, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Terminalia spinosa sensu Eyles
Common names: Ivikane-elincinyane (Ndebele) Kasansa (Tonga: Zimbabwe) Musosahwai (Shona) Small-leaved terminalia (English) Spiny cluster-leaf (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small semi-deciduous tree. Bark dark brownish-grey, longitudinally cracked and fissured. Leaves clustered on small lateral spur-branchlets, occasionally with 1-5 spines below the leaf clusters. Leave narrowly obovate, only 1-2.5 cm long, pale green to bluish-green, hairless when mature; margin entire; petiole 2-5 mm long. Flowers small, white to cream, sometimes tinged pink, in short almost rounded spikes,up to 3cm long, among the leaf clusters. Fruit elliptic-oblong, up to 2.5 × 1.2 cm, purplish when young, drying to pale straw-brown; wing conspicuously notched at the apex.
Notes: Note: the leaf clusters are typically all situated along the top side of the horizontal branches only. The leaves turn plum-coloured in autumn.
Derivation of specific name: randii: named after Dr R.F. Rand (1856-1937), English Medical doctor and early plant collector in Zimbabwe.
Habitat: In dry deciduous woodland, often on almost bare rocky ground and rocky hill sides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
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Images last updated: Tuesday 8 June 2010
Literature:

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

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 48.


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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 randii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142190, retrieved 30 July 2016

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