Elephantorrhiza goetzei (Harms) Harms[Agg]

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Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

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Christon Bank

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near carpark, Christon Bank

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near carpark, Christon Bank

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road to Lake Chivero RP

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road to Lake Chivero RP

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road to Lake Chivero RP

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road to Lake Chivero RP

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Synonyms: Elephantorrhiza rubescens Gibbs
Piptadenia goetzei Harms
Common names: Intolwane (Ndebele) Mugudzuru (Shona) Narrow-pod elephant root (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous shrub, rarely a small tree, 1-4 m tall. Leaves bipinnate with up to 40 pairs of pinnae, each with up to 48 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets up to 12 mm long, hairless, midrib starting to one side but somewhat central at the pointed apex. Flowers in axillary spikes, normally appearing before the new leaves, creamy-yellow, often tinged reddish with conspicuous stamens. Pod up to 45 cm long, more or less cylindric, breaking away from the persistent margins.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: goetzei: named after W. Goetze (d. 1899), German collector, who collected the type specimen.
Habitat: In woodland and scrub, often in rocky places.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Dec
Worldwide distribution: From Tanzania to Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Friday 21 October 2011
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 58 - 59. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 17. as Piptadenia goetzii


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West African Plants database: Elephantorrhiza goetzei


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: Elephantorrhiza goetzei.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=180740, retrieved 26 September 2016

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