Voacanga africana Stapf

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Voacanga africana

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Along road to Chiniziuwa River, Cheringoma

Voacanga africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Pungwe River, Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Voacanga africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Pungwe River, Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Voacanga africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Pungwe River, Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Voacanga africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Pungwe River, Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Voacanga africana

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Synonyms: Voacanga africana var. auriculata Pichon
Voacanga angolensis Stapf ex Hiern
Voacanga boehmii K. Schum.
Voacanga lutescens Stapf
Voacanga schweinfurthii Stapf
Common names: Small-fruited voacanga (English)
Frequency: Very rare in Zimbabwe.
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark greyish, smooth; branches with conspicuous lenticels. Milky latex present. Leaves opposite with axillary glands, sessile, broadly elliptic to obovate, c. 15-17 cm long; apex rather abruptly and distinctly pointed. Flowers 3-4 cm in diameter, white, in large terminal and axillary heads, strongly and unpleasantly scented. Fruit asymmetrically ovoid to round, c. 5 cm long, mottled green with brown lenticels, turning pale brown when dry.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: In sandy soils along riverbanks and in mixed woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1850 m
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa and in the islands of the Gulf of Guinea.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
Insects associated with this species: Sthenias puncticornis (Uncertain)
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Images last updated: Sunday 23 November 2008
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 27.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 435 - 437. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 19.


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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: Voacanga africana.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145080, retrieved 11 December 2017

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