Salvadora australis Schweick.

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Synonyms: Salvadora angustifolia Turrill var. australis (Schweick.) I. Verd.
Common names: Narrow-leaved mustard tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched shrub or small tree. Branches long and drooping, green and grey-velvety when young. Leaves opposite, subsessile, linear-oblong, up to 7 × 2 cm, grey-green, somewhat fleshy to leathery, velvety; margin entire. Flowers in terminal or axillary branched heads, very small, greenish-yellow, with conspicuous glands among the stamens. Fruit subspherical, c. 5 mm diameter, purplish with a whitish bloom when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: australis: southern
Habitat: On alluvial soils, along river banks and in flood plains, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 700 m
Flowering time:May - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-natal, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 267. As Salvadora angustifolia australis

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 100.

Vickery, A.R. (1983). Salvadoraceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 380.


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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: Salvadora australis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144270, retrieved 25 August 2016

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