Ormocarpum zambesianum Verdc.

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Ormocarpum zambesianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

Ormocarpum zambesianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

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Common names: Zambezi caterpillar-pod (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Small shrub up to 2(-4) m. Leaves single or in tufts; leaflets 9-13, 5-12 × 3-6 mm, obovate to oblong, sparsely hairy or glabrous, not black-dotted; margin flat; venation beneath usually drying blackish. Inflorescence a raceme, 1-2-flowered. Corolla persistent; rose-salmon; petals with dark veins when dry.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine bush
Altitude range: (metres) 350 - 880 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Victoria Falls area of Zimbabwe and the Tete district in Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W
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Images last updated: Sunday 12 October 2008

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 323. (Includes a picture).

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Page 57.

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Flora of Mozambique: Ormocarpum zambesianum
Flora of Zambia: Ormocarpum zambesianum

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ormocarpum zambesianum
African Plant Database: Ormocarpum zambesianum
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Ormocarpum zambesianum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ormocarpum zambesianum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ormocarpum zambesianum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ormocarpum zambesianum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ormocarpum zambesianum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ormocarpum zambesianum
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ormocarpum zambesianum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ormocarpum zambesianum
Ispot Southern Africa: Ormocarpum zambesianum
JSTOR Plant Science: Ormocarpum zambesianum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ormocarpum zambesianum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ormocarpum zambesianum
The Plant List (version 1.1): Ormocarpum zambesianum
Tropicos: Ormocarpum zambesianum

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: Ormocarpum zambesianum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130380, retrieved 18 July 2019

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