Citharexylum spinosum L.

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Citharexylum spinosum

Photo: Mark Hyde
Garden, Harry Pichanick Dr., Harare

Citharexylum spinosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Citharexylum spinosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Citharexylum spinosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

Citharexylum spinosum

Photo: Bart Wursten
La Rochelle

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Synonyms:
Common names: Fiddlewood (English) Lady chancellor tree (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Introduced
Description:
Shrub or tree to 15 m. Leaves opposite; petiole characteristically reddish-brown; lamina elliptic, glossy above; apex acute; base cuneate. Flowers white.
Notes: This species is included as a naturalised species on the strength of two specimens found in mainly exotic woodland in Mandara, Harare.

FZ 8(7), p. 7, gives Citharexylum fruticosum as a cultivated species in Mozambique and it is possible that this is the correct name of the species so frequently cultivated in Zimbabwe.
Derivation of specific name: spinosum: spiny
Habitat: Naturalised in woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 1520 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 24 August 2008
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Citharexylum spinosum

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African Plant Database: Citharexylum spinosum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Citharexylum spinosum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Citharexylum spinosum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Citharexylum spinosum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Citharexylum spinosum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Citharexylum spinosum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Citharexylum spinosum
Ispot Southern Africa : Citharexylum spinosum
JSTOR Plant Science: Citharexylum spinosum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Citharexylum spinosum
Tropicos: Citharexylum spinosum
West African Plants database: Citharexylum spinosum


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: Citharexylum spinosum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162340, retrieved 17 September 2014

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