Strychnos cocculoides Baker

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Strychnos cocculoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Strychnos cocculoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Synonyms:
Common names: Corky monkey-orange (English) Muhumi (Shona) Mushumwi (Shona) Mutamba muzhinyu (Shona)
Frequency: Common generally, but not recorded from the E Division
Status: Native
Description:
Small deciduous tree with deeply ridged corky bark and branches are armed with strong curved spines. Fruits edible and very tasty. (Similar to Strychnos spinosa)
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In sandy soil in woodland and on rocky hill sides.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Literature:

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 200 - 203. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 534 - 535. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 268.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 356 - 357.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 108.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 117.

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 217.


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African Plant Database: Strychnos cocculoides
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Strychnos cocculoides
Ispot Southern Africa : Strychnos cocculoides
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Strychnos cocculoides
Tropicos: Strychnos cocculoides
West African Plants database: Strychnos cocculoides


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: Strychnos cocculoides.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144320, retrieved 28 September 2016

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