Necepsia castaneifolia (Baill.) Bouchat & J. Léonard
subsp. chirindica (Radcl.-Sm.) Bouchat & J. Léonard

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Synonyms: Neopalissya castaneifolia (Baill.) Pax subsp. chirindica Radcl.-Sm.
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Status: Native
Notes: Small tree, occurring in the understorey of evergreen forest. Confined to the Chirinda Forest. Other subspecies are restricted to eastern Tanzania and Madagascar.
Derivation of specific name: castaneifolia: with leaves like a Castanea
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1160 m
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Bouchat, A. & Léonard, J. (1986). Révision du genre Necepsia Prain (Euphorbiacée africano-malache) Bulletin du Jardin botanique national de Belgique 56(1/2) Pages 191 - 194.

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 164.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 140.

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 42.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 143 - 145. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Necepsia castaneifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Necepsia castaneifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Necepsia castaneifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Necepsia castaneifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Necepsia castaneifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Necepsia castaneifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Necepsia castaneifolia
Plants of the World Online: Necepsia castaneifolia
Tropicos: Necepsia castaneifolia
Wikipedia: Necepsia castaneifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Necepsia castaneifolia subsp. chirindica., retrieved 21 May 2024

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