Opilia amentacea Roxb.

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Opilia amentacea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Quarry north of Mutoko

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Quarry north of Mutoko

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Prince of Wales View, Mutare

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Prince of Wales View, Mutare

Opilia amentacea

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TCT-Catapú

Opilia amentacea

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TCT-Catapú

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Between Mt Bunga and Vunduzi River, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools, near camp

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Just to the north of Hippo Pools

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Mark Hyde
New Years Gift Estate, Chipinge district

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Mark Hyde
New Years Gift Estate, Chipinge district

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Mark Hyde
New Years Gift Estate, Chipinge district

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Synonyms: Opilia celtidifolia (Guill. & Perr.) Endl. ex Walp.
Opilia tomentella (Oliv.) Engl.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub, usually climbing. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic with medifixed hairs. Inflorescences 3-4 cm; flowers 5-merous, yellowish-green. Petals up to 2 × 1 mm. Fruit up to 2 cm, ellipsoid, yellow to pale orange.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: amentacea: catkin-bearing
Habitat: In woodland and in riverine and montane forest
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia southwards to Mozambique and westwards to Senegal
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E,S
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 24 February 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 113. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Page 80.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235. As Opilia celtidifolia celtidifolia and O. celtidifolia tomentella

Garcia, J.G. (1963). Opiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 336 - 338. As Opilia celtidifolia & Opilia tomentella

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 65.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 130.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Opilia amentacea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Opilia amentacea
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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: Opilia amentacea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121550, retrieved 18 November 2019

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