Voacanga thouarsii Roem. & Schult.

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Voacanga thouarsii

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Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Voacanga thouarsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Voacanga thouarsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Voacanga thouarsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest.

Voacanga thouarsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zomba Community

Voacanga thouarsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zomba Community

Voacanga thouarsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zomba Community

Voacanga thouarsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zomba Community

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Synonyms:
Common names: Wild frangipani (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small tree. Branches with or without large lenticels. Leaves opposite, narrowly obovate, thickly leathery both when fresh and dry, base cuneate; apex obtuse. Calyx clasping the corolla and shed with it, barrel-shaped to cylindric; 2.5-4 times as long as the lobes. Corolla pale yellow; lobes broadly obcordate. Fruit composed of two separate mericarps, one only often developing; obliquely subspherical. Seeds with an orange aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: thouarsii: named after Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars (1758-1831), who was exiled to Madagascar after the French Revolution where he became a botanist and an avid collector of plants, particularly orchids.
Habitat: Moist places in evergreen, riverine and swamp forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1600 m
Flowering time:Aug - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa, also Swaziland and South Africa; also in Madagascar.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 10 April 2007
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Voacanga thouarsii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145090, retrieved 22 December 2014

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