Elaeodendron croceum (Thunb.) DC.

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Synonyms: Cassine papillosa (Hochst.) Kuntze
Crocoxylon croceum (Thunb.) N. Robson
Elaeodendron capense Eckl. & Zeyh.
Common names: Forest saffron (English)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: croceum: saffron-coloured, yellow
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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 499. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 23. as Elaeodendron papillosa

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 619. (Includes a picture).

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 42.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 255. As Cassine papillosa

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 33.

Robson, N.K.B. (1966). Celastraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 386 - 387. As Elaeodendron capense

Robson, N.K.B. (1966). Celastraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 390 - 391. As Crocoxylon croceum

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 334 - 335. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 298 - 299. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 352 - 353. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Elaeodendron croceum
African Plant Database: Elaeodendron croceum
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Elaeodendron croceum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Elaeodendron croceum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Elaeodendron croceum
Plants of the World Online: Elaeodendron croceum
Tropicos: Elaeodendron croceum
Wikipedia: Elaeodendron croceum

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: Elaeodendron croceum.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137040, retrieved 18 May 2024

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