Bocconia arborea S. Watson

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Bocconia arborea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Garden, Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Bocconia arborea

Photo: Mark Hyde
Garden, Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Bocconia arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

Bocconia arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

Bocconia arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

Bocconia arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

Bocconia arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

Bocconia arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

Bocconia arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

Bocconia arborea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Grounds of Rhodes Nyanga Hotel

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Synonyms:
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Cultivated and naturalised
Description:
Notes: In distinguishing between this species and the similar Bocconia frutescens, we have used the leaf characters in the key written by J. Cullen in volume IV of the European Garden Flora (Walters, S.M. et al. (eds) (1995)), which are as follows:
  1. Leaves long-tapered at the base, appearing to have a winged stalk ... arborea
  2. Leaves rounded or abruptly tapered at the base, stalk not appearing winged ... frutescens
Derivation of specific name: arborea: tree-like
Habitat: In disturbed ground such as roadsides, woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Native of Central America
Zimbabwe distribution: C
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 29.

Walters, S.M. et al. (eds) (1995). The European Garden Flora. Vol. IV. Dicotyledons (Part II). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Page 117.


Other sources of information about Bocconia arborea:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Bocconia arborea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bocconia arborea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bocconia arborea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bocconia arborea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bocconia arborea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bocconia arborea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bocconia arborea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Bocconia arborea
iNaturalist: Bocconia arborea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bocconia arborea
JSTOR Plant Science: Bocconia arborea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bocconia arborea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bocconia arborea
Plants of the World Online: Bocconia arborea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bocconia arborea
Tropicos: Bocconia arborea
Wikipedia: Bocconia arborea


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: Bocconia arborea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124040, retrieved 19 October 2019

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