Terminalia sambesiaca Engl. & Diels

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Terminalia sambesiaca

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Terminalia sambesiaca

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Synonyms: Terminalia obovata Sim
Common names: River cluster-leaf (English) River terminalia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to large tree. Leaves crowded at the ends of branches, elliptic to broadly obovate, usually c. 7 cm, occasionally much larger, green, thinly textured, 8-9 pairs of lateral veins with soft hairs; margin entire or sometimes obscurely scalloped. Flowers in axillary spikes, creamy-white, sometimes tinged pinkish, with an unpleasant smell. Fruit elliptic, winged, 4-9 cm, green flushed with pink.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sambesiaca: of the Zambezi region
Habitat: In riverine fringes and on rocky hillsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 13 March 2007
Literature:

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


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Flora of Malawi: Terminalia sambesiaca
Flora of Mozambique: Terminalia sambesiaca
Flora of Zambia: Terminalia sambesiaca

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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Terminalia sambesiaca
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Terminalia sambesiaca
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Terminalia sambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Terminalia sambesiaca
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Terminalia sambesiaca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Terminalia sambesiaca
Ispot Southern Africa : Terminalia sambesiaca
JSTOR Plant Science: Terminalia sambesiaca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Terminalia sambesiaca
Tropicos: Terminalia sambesiaca
West African Plants database: Terminalia sambesiaca


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 sambesiaca.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142200, retrieved 28 May 2016

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