Sterculia tragacantha Lindl.

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Sterculia tragacantha

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Sterculia tragacantha

Photo: Mike Bingham

Sterculia tragacantha

Photo: Mike Bingham

Sterculia tragacantha

Photo: Mike Bingham

Sterculia tragacantha

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, ex Nchelenge

Sterculia tragacantha

Photo: Mike Bingham
Lusaka, ex Nchelenge

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Synonyms: Sterculia ambacensis Welw. ex Hiern
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Derivation of specific name: tragacanth – Gum tragacanth is obtained from species of leguminous shrubs of the genus Astragalus.
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Tropical West Africa, Tanzania, Katanga, Angola.
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Literature:

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 75.

Storrs, A.E.G. (1995). Know Your Trees Regional Soil Conservation Unit. Page 100.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 247.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 556. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zambia: Sterculia tragacantha

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sterculia tragacantha
African Plant Database: Sterculia tragacantha
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Sterculia tragacantha
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sterculia tragacantha
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sterculia tragacantha
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sterculia tragacantha
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sterculia tragacantha
Ispot Southern Africa: Sterculia tragacantha
JSTOR Plant Science: Sterculia tragacantha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sterculia tragacantha
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sterculia tragacantha
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sterculia tragacantha
Tropicos: Sterculia tragacantha


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Sterculia tragacantha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=173310, retrieved 20 July 2019

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