Celtis mildbraedii Engl.

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Celtis mildbraedii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Mozambique.

Celtis mildbraedii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Mozambique.

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Synonyms: Celtis franksiae N.E. Br.
Common names: Red-fruited white-stinkwood (English)
Frequency: Rare (Chirinda Forest only in Zimbabwe) but common there
Status: Native
Large tree, often with a well buttressed trunk. Bark smooth, pale brown; stem and branches often with conspicuous pale lenticels. Leaves oblong 5-17 cm, glossy green, obscurely 3-veined from the base; margin entire in the basal half, coarsely and irregularly toothed in the apical half; base slightly asymmetrical. Flowers in small axillary clusters, greenish. Fruit c. 1.2 cm, fleshy, red, tipped with the remains of the stigma.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Forest patches
Altitude range: (metres) 200 - 1100 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: West Africa to Sudan, DRC, Angola, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species: Libythea labdaca laius (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Saturday 24 February 2007

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 127. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 233.

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 81.

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991). Ulmaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Page 8.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Celtis mildbraedii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120080, retrieved 22 March 2018

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