Mascarenhasia arborescens A.DC.

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Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tom Mueller's garden, Harare

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Tom Mueller's garden, Harare

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katiyo Tea Estates

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Katiyo Tea Estates

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Pungwe River at Katiyo Tea Estate

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Tessa's Pool, Outward Bound

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Tessa's Pool, Outward Bound

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Mark Hyde
Near Tessa's Pool, Outward Bound

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Synonyms: Mascarenhasia variegata Britten & Rendle
Common names: Mascarenhasia (English)
Description: Shrub or small tree up to 8 m. Milky sap present. Branchlets grey, rough, spotted with lenticels. Leaves elliptic to obovate-oblong, glossy light green, leathery, midrib indented above, prominent below. Flowers in small axillary or terminal clusters; corolla c. 10 mm in diameter, white with a yellow tube; lobes densely hairy. Fruit in paired, elliptical follicles, 5-15 cm long, rough and grey, dehiscent. Seeds tufted with golden silky hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: arborescens: becoming tree-like
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Togo, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Also in Madagascar and the Comores.
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Image last updated: Sunday 1 February 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 815. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 38.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 958 - 959. (Includes a picture).

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 26.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 487 - 489. (Includes a picture).

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 19.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 44.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 141 - 142.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 88.

Other sources of information about Mascarenhasia arborescens:

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Flora of Malawi: Mascarenhasia arborescens
Flora of Mozambique: Mascarenhasia arborescens
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mascarenhasia arborescens

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Mascarenhasia arborescens.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=145150, retrieved 24 September 2020

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