Xeroderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Mendonça & E.P. Sousa

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Xeroderris stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp, Hwange NP

Xeroderris stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Xeroderris stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

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Synonyms: Aganope stuhlmannii (Taub.) Adema
Ostryoderris chevalieri (Dunn) Roberty
Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Baker f.
Common names: Muchemavanhu (Shona) Mudzugu (Shona) Mumwambizi (Shona) Muriravanhu (Shona) Murumanyama (Shona) Umthundulu (Ndebele) Wing pod (English)
Status: Native
Medium-sized to large spreading tree. Leaves crowded at the ends of branches, imparipinnate with c.15 subopposite or alternate leaflets; leaflets oblong to ovate, 5-13 cm, green, appearing folded upwards along the midrib; base asymmetric. Flowers in branched axillary and terminal sprays, white to greenish white. Pod 6-25 cm, thickened over the seeds, hairless, leathery, with a prominent winged rim.
Derivation of specific name: stuhlmannii: named after Franz Ernst Stuhlmann, one time Acting Governor of Tanganyika and an avid collector of plants
Habitat: In hot and dry deciduous woodland.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, south to Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Abantis paradisea (Larval foodplant)
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 247.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 75.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 26. as Ostryoderris stuhlmannii

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 104.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 214.

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Flora of Botswana: Xeroderris stuhlmannii
Flora of Caprivi: Xeroderris stuhlmannii
Flora of Malawi: Xeroderris stuhlmannii
Flora of Mozambique: Xeroderris stuhlmannii
Flora of Zambia: Xeroderris stuhlmannii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xeroderris stuhlmannii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Xeroderris stuhlmannii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Xeroderris stuhlmannii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Xeroderris stuhlmannii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Xeroderris stuhlmannii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Xeroderris stuhlmannii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Xeroderris stuhlmannii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xeroderris stuhlmannii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xeroderris stuhlmannii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Xeroderris stuhlmannii
Tropicos: Xeroderris stuhlmannii

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Xeroderris stuhlmannii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131220, retrieved 17 March 2018

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