Filicium decipiens (Wight & Arn.) Thwaites

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Filicium decipiens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katiyo Tea Estates, Lower Pungwe River

Filicium decipiens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katiyo Tea Estates, Lower Pungwe River

Filicium decipiens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

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Common names: Fern-leaf (English)
Description: Medium to large evergreen tree. The winged petiole and rhachis on the pinnate leaves give a fern-like impression.
Derivation of specific name: decipiens: deceptive
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia, East Africa and southwards to Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe; also southern India, Sri Lanka and Fiji.
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Image last updated: Sunday 25 February 2007

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 259. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 534. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 658.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 108.

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

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 534 - 537. (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 176.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 76.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 173.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 531.

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Flora of Malawi: Filicium decipiens
Flora of Mozambique: Filicium decipiens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Filicium decipiens

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Filicium decipiens
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Filicium decipiens
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Filicium decipiens
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Filicium decipiens
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Filicium decipiens
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Filicium decipiens
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Filicium decipiens
iNaturalist: Filicium decipiens
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Filicium decipiens
JSTOR Plant Science: Filicium decipiens
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Filicium decipiens
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Filicium decipiens
Plants of the World Online: Filicium decipiens
The Plant List (version 1.1): Filicium decipiens
Tropicos: Filicium decipiens
Wikipedia: Filicium decipiens

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Filicium decipiens., retrieved 26 January 2020

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