Allophylus rubifolius (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
var. alnifolius (Baker) Friis & Vollesen

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Allophylus rubifolius var. alnifolius

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
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Allophylus rubifolius var. alnifolius

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
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Allophylus rubifolius var. alnifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Archway Gorge, Mueredzi River, Gorongosa National Park.

Allophylus rubifolius var. alnifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Archway Gorge, Mueredzi River, Gorongosa National Park.

Allophylus rubifolius var. alnifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Archway Gorge, Mueredzi River, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Allophylus alnifolius (Baker) Radlk.
Allophylus repandus (Baker) Engl.
Schmidelia alnifolia Baker
Schmidelia repanda Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a shrub with grey bark and greyish-brown, appressed pubescent young branchlets. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate, terminal leaflet obovate-elliptic, 3-8.5 cm long, 1.5-2 times the length of the lateral leaflets, more or less hairless except for conspicuous hair-tuft domatia in the axils of the veins beneath; margin remotely and more or less shallowly serrate-crenate; petiole up to 5.5 cm long. Inflorescences usually unbranched, up to 12 cm long. Flowers in few-flowered clusters along the inflorescence, small, yellowish-green, cream or white. Fruit ellipsoid-globose, c. 6 × 4 mm, red, rarely black.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In woodland, thickets, wooded grassland and riverine fringes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 25 October 2016
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 256. As Allophylus alnifolius

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 501 - 502. As Allophylus alnifolius (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: Allophylus rubifolius var. alnifolius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=203110, retrieved 9 December 2016

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