Terminalia trichopoda Diels

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Terminalia trichopoda

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National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Common names: Hybrid terminalia (English) Tawny cluster-leaf (English)
Status: Native
Small tree. Bark grey, roughish and fissured; branchlets flaking, revealing paler underbark. Leaves crowded near the ends of branches, more or less narrowly obovate, 10-15 cm long, leathery, hairless above, usually covered with coarse brownish hairs below; margin entire; petiole short and thick. Flowers in dense axillary spikes, white, cream or pale yellow, strongly but unpleasantly scented. Fruits in heavy pendent clusters, 2-winged, up to 7.5 × 4.5 cm, dull pink when ripe, drying pale brown.
Notes: Note: this species is very similar to T. sericea and is known to hybridize readily with that species. It generally has larger, broader leaves with more prominent lateral veins; larger fruits and hairs that are more tawny-brown in colour.
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Habitat: Occurring in woodland and near the edges of vleis
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Apr
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 27 June 2009

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Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 501. (Includes a picture).

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Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 173 - 174.

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 70. doubtful in the list

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 204.


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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: Terminalia trichopoda.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142250, retrieved 25 March 2017

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