Neoboutonia macrocalyx Pax

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Neoboutonia macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Essex rd before Eden Lodge junction, Vumba

Neoboutonia macrocalyx

Photo: Bart Wursten
Essex rd before Eden Lodge junction, Vumba

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Synonyms: Neoboutonia melleri sensu Drummond (1975)
Common names: Lace-leaf (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Medium to large evergreen tree. The leaves are large (up to 30 cm), broadly ovate to subcircular. The veins set with stellate hairs.
Derivation of specific name: macrocalyx: with a large calyx
Habitat: A sub canopy constituent in evergreen forest, usually in wet areas.
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 2150 m
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Eastern DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 146. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 464. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 40.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 507.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 18.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 49.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 310 - 311.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 37. as Neoboutonia melleri

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 88.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 256 - 257. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Neoboutonia macrocalyx
Flora of Malawi: Neoboutonia macrocalyx
Flora of Mozambique: Neoboutonia macrocalyx
Flora of Zambia: Neoboutonia macrocalyx

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Neoboutonia macrocalyx
African Plant Database: Neoboutonia macrocalyx
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Neoboutonia macrocalyx
Plants of the World Online: Neoboutonia macrocalyx
Tropicos: Neoboutonia macrocalyx
Wikipedia: Neoboutonia macrocalyx

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Neoboutonia macrocalyx., retrieved 9 December 2023

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