Clerodendrum eriophyllum Gürke

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Clerodendrum eriophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Quarry kopje, Cleveland Dam

Clerodendrum eriophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Quarry kopje, Cleveland Dam

Clerodendrum eriophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Clerodendrum eriophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

Clerodendrum eriophyllum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

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Synonyms: Clerodendrum glabrum sensu auct. non E. Mey.
Volkameria eriophylla (Gürke) Mabb. & Y.W. Yuan
Common names: Hairy tinderwood (English) Munyakachembere (Shona) Ruwudziwudzi (Shona) Umdolo (Ndebele) Umhlahlampethu (Ndebele) Umnukanja (Ndebele) Umxothanja (Ndebele) White cat's whiskers (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Stems and branches covered in white lenticels. Leaves mostly in whorls of 3 to 4, ovate to elliptic, variously hairy, particularly along the midrib. Leaves often folded up on either side of the midrib, unpleasantly scented when crushed. Flowers in dense, rounded terminal heads, white to pale pink with pink or mauve stamens and style exerted. Fruits rounded or slightly lobed, c. 10 mm in diameter, yellowish when ripe.
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Habitat: In open woodland and riverine thickets, often associated with rocky hillsides or termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1710 m
Flowering time:Dec - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Wednesday 14 March 2012
Literature:

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 427 - 429. as Clerodendrum glabrum (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 200 - 201. as Clerodendrum glabrum (Includes a picture).


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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: Clerodendrum eriophyllum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=149000, retrieved 2 July 2016

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