Trimeria grandifolia (Hochst.) Warb.
subsp. grandifolia

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Trimeria grandifolia subsp. grandifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Forest, Vumba

Trimeria grandifolia subsp. grandifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloudlands Forest, Vumba

Trimeria grandifolia subsp. grandifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cloudlands Forest, Vumba

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Synonyms: Trimeria rotundifolia (Hochst.) Gilg
Common names: Mulberry leaf (English) Mulberry-leaved trimeria (English) Wild mulberry (English)
Status: Native
Small to medium sized tree. Leaves alternate, almost round with a pointed driptip, distinctly 5-9-veined from the base; margin dentate. Flowers unisexual. Male flowers in branched heads; female flowers in spike-like racemes, small, greenish. Fruit a small, oval, thinly woody capsule, yellow when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: grandifolia: with large leaves
Habitat: In the understorey and along the margins of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Phalanta phalantha aethiopica (Food plant)
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Images last updated: Thursday 13 December 2007

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 647. As Trimeria grandifolia (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 56. As Trimeria rotundifolia

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 261. As Trimeria grandifolia

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 53. Under Flacourtiaceae

Wild, H. (1960). Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 296 - 298. As Trimeria rotundifolia (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Trimeria grandifolia subsp. grandifolia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Trimeria grandifolia subsp. grandifolia

External websites:

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

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: Trimeria grandifolia subsp. grandifolia., retrieved 18 May 2024

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