Streblus usambarensis (Engl.) C.C. Berg

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Streblus usambarensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Road 213 from Inhamitanga to Chupanga

Streblus usambarensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Streblus usambarensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Streblus usambarensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Streblus usambarensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Streblus usambarensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Streblus usambarensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Streblus usambarensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Neosloetiopsis kamerunensis Engl.
Sloetiopsis usambarensis Engl.
Common names: Streblus (English)
Frequency: Very rare in Zimbabwe.
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small evergreen tree. Bark smooth, mottled grey-brown; cloudy latex present. Leaves alternate, elliptic to somewhat obovate, mostly 10-15 cm long, glossy dark green above, apex drawn into a drip-tip; veins distinct but sunken above; margin shallowly to strongly serrate in the upper two-thirds, sub-entire near the base. Flowers unisexual, mostly on different trees; male flowers in small axillary spikes; female flowers solitary. Fruit, subglobose, fleshy, 2-lobed, c. 10 mm in diameter, pale whitish green, black when ripe.
Notes: Very rare in Southern Africa. Listed as Critically Endangered on the basis of one single record of a juvenile species from the Haroni-Rusitu Forest
Derivation of specific name: usambarensis: of the Usambara Mountains, Tanzania
Habitat: In low-altitude forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 200 m
Flowering time:Apr -May (also recorded in Dec)
Worldwide distribution: From Guinea to DRC; Kenya and Tanzania. This species is, in Southern Africa, only known from the Inhamitanga Forest in Sofala, Mozambique and a single record from Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Images last updated: Monday 15 December 2014
Literature:

Berg, C.C. (1991). Moraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 20 - 21. (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 75. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 131.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Streblus usambarensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Streblus usambarensis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Streblus usambarensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Streblus usambarensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Streblus usambarensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Streblus usambarensis
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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: Streblus usambarensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120110, retrieved 14 December 2018

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