Craterispermum schweinfurthii Hiern

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Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Mozambique

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Mozambique

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Mozambique

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor, Mozambique

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream crossing at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream crossing at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

Craterispermum schweinfurthii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream crossing at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

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Synonyms:
Common names: Mudotasadza (Shona) Porridge-stick (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Glabrous shrub or tree, to 15 m. Leaves: lamina 7- 18 cm long, elliptic, oblong or obovate, yellow-green; base cuneate; apex obtuse or shortly acuminate. Inflorescences supra-axillary, compact, several flowered. Peduncle stout, flattened, thickened above. Calyx tube 0.7-1.5 mm. Corolla sweet-scented. Style bearing 2 stigma lobes. Fruit 5-6 mm long, sessile.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: schweinfurthii: after Dr Georg August Schweinfurth (1836-1925), German botanical collector and taxonomist.
Habitat: In dry evergreen forest and mist forest; sometimes on termite mounds
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 1770 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Nigeria, Cameroun, Central and East Africa, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 6 June 2009
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 277.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 162.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Craterispermum schweinfurthii
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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: Craterispermum schweinfurthii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156090, retrieved 28 May 2016

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