Argomuellera macrophylla Pax

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Argomuellera macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chirinda Forest, on path to the Big Tree

Argomuellera macrophylla

Photo: Bart Wursten
By path from carpark to Big Tree, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Pycnocoma hirsuta Prain
Pycnocoma parviflora Pax
Wetriaria macrophylla (Pax) Pax
Common names: Undershrub big-leaf (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves 10-40 × 5-12 cm, elliptic-oblanceolate, dark shiny green and hairless above; petiole 0.5-1.5 cm; margin sharply serrate, brownish red when young. Inflorescences in racemes up to 20 cm long. Male flowers with orange disk glands. Fruit 3-lobed, 6-7 mm long.
Derivation of specific name: macrophylla: big-leaved
Habitat: In the shrub-layer understorey of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 1300 m
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: From Guinea eastwards to Ethiopia and south to Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 433. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 504 - 505.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 55.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 252.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 40.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 47.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 147 - 149. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 38. as Pycnocoma sp.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 243 - 244.

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Flora of Malawi: Argomuellera macrophylla
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Argomuellera macrophylla
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Argomuellera macrophylla
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Argomuellera macrophylla
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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: Argomuellera macrophylla., retrieved 19 September 2019

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