Acrocarpus fraxinifolius Arn.

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Acrocarpus fraxinifolius

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Greystone Park NR, Harare

Acrocarpus fraxinifolius

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Acrocarpus fraxinifolius

Photo: Mark Hyde
University of Zimbabwe grounds

Acrocarpus fraxinifolius

Photo: Mark Hyde
Reps Theatre

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Common names: Kenya coffee shade tree (English) Pink cedar (English) Shingle tree (English)
Frequency: A rare escape seen occasionally in Harare and Mutare
Status: Introduced
Large tree, up to 50 m tall. Bark smooth, pale grey. Leaves large, 50 × 30 cm, 2-pinnate; young leaves reddish. Flowers in racemes, green with orange-red stamens. Fruit a flat pod with a thick ridge or narrow wing along the top suture.
Derivation of specific name: fraxinifolius: with leaves like a Fraxinus
Habitat: Commonly cultivated in streets and gardens and rarely escaping in disturbed ground.
Altitude range: (metres) 1210 - 1480 m
Flowering time:Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: India, Burma, Thailand, Java
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Images last updated: Tuesday 5 July 2016

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 19.

Gardner, S., Sidisunthorn, P., Anusarnsunthorn, V. (2000). A field guide to Forest Trees of Northern Thailand Kobfai Publishing Project, Bangkok Page 165. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Acrocarpus fraxinifolius., retrieved 2 December 2022

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