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.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 166.


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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Streblus usambarensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Streblus usambarensis
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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: Species information: Streblus usambarensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120110, retrieved 24 August 2019

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