Faurea rochetiana (A. Rich.) Pic.Serm.

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Faurea rochetiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Faurea rochetiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes of Castle Beacon

Faurea rochetiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Higher slopes of Castle Beacon

Faurea rochetiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Chinaka, Juliasdale

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Synonyms: Faurea speciosa (Welw.) Welw.
Common names: Broad-leaved beechwood (English) Kapfutsa (Shona) Mugarahungwe (Shona) Munyanganza (Shona) Mutsatsati (Shona) Muzhenje (Shona)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Small deciduous tree. Leaves alternate, broadly lanceolate, very hairy when young, becoming glabrous on the upper surface with age. Flowers in large cream spikes, which turn hairy and brush-like when fruiting (left in the image)
Notes: A winter-flowering species
Derivation of specific name: rochetiana: named after Rochet d'Hèricourt, French botanist and collector in Ethiopia during the mid-nineteenth century.
Habitat: In woodland and hilly grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1190 - 1870 m
Flowering time:Mar - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Images last updated: Monday 24 February 2014

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 229.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 99. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 27.

Chisumpa, S.M., Brummitt, R.K. & Marner, S. (2006). Proteaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 51 - 53.

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 363 - 366. as Faurea speciosa (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 6. as Faurea speciosa

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 69.

Mendes, E.J. (1978). Haloragaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 161. (Includes a picture).

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 54 - 55. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 6. as Faurea speciosa

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 155.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Faurea rochetiana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120680, retrieved 16 June 2024

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