Details of record no: 83282

Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.

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Record details:

Date: Jul 1996
Recorder(s):G Renehan
Collector(s):G Renehan
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Determiner(s):G Renehan
Confirmer(s):
Herbarium:
Habitat:
Location: Chingola; Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage and Chimpanzee Sanctuary, ca. 57 km NW of Chingola along Kafue River. UTM Coordinates: 557812.985, 8633679.801.
Location code(s): 150
Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Zambia
Quarter Degree Square: 1227B3
Grid reference:
FZ Division: W
Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: Tree of medium height, ca. 5 m, with spreading crown and curving branches. Bark grey, very rough with vertical fissures. Fruit red/brown pods with many green to brown seeds inside; unripe pod is fuzzy, dried pod is not fuzzy; size ranges from 15-23 cm. Leaves green leathery with notched apice and base, ca. 10 cm in diameter; loses leaves in July-Aug. People eat dried pod. Leaves cooked in pot with water and smoke/steam is inhaled to get rid of coughs or demons. Collected 28 July 1996.
Latitude, Longitude: -12.333333, 27.500000
Location Accuracy Code: 4

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Individual record no: 83282: Piliostigma thonningii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species-record.php?record_id=83282, retrieved 24 January 2022

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