Drypetes natalensis (Harv.) Hutch.
var. natalensis

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (7)

Drypetes natalensis var. natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below Bunga Cliffs, Vumba

Drypetes natalensis var. natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Below Bunga Cliffs, Vumba

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Cyclostemon natalensis Harv.
Drypetes zombensis Dunkley
Common names: Natal drypetes (English) Stem-fruit drypetes (English)
Status: Native
Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves alternate, elliptic to oblong-lanceolate, dark green and glossy, stiffly leathery; margins sharply dentate. Flowers unisexual on different trees in conspicuous, dense clusters all along the main trunk and larger branches of the tree. The male flowers have a very unpleasant smell. Fruits spherical, fleshy, yellow-orange when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Eastern side of Africa from Somalia to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Friday 24 March 2006

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 251. As Drypetes natalensis

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 87 - 88.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 86.


comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Drypetes natalensis var. natalensis:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Drypetes natalensis var. natalensis
Flora of Mozambique: Drypetes natalensis var. natalensis

External websites:

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

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: Drypetes natalensis var. natalensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134490, retrieved 18 February 2018

Site software last modified: 28 December 2016 2:55pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use