Paropsia brazzeana Baill.

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Paropsia brazzeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
c. 6 km from Gokwe along Gokwe - Kwekwe road.

Paropsia brazzeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
c. 6 km from Gokwe along Gokwe - Kwekwe road.

Paropsia brazzeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
c. 6 km from Gokwe along Gokwe - Kwekwe road.

Paropsia brazzeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
c. 6 km from Gokwe along Gokwe - Kwekwe road.

Paropsia brazzeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
c. 6 km from Gokwe along Gokwe - Kwekwe road.

Paropsia brazzeana

Photo: Bart Wursten
c. 6 km from Gokwe along Gokwe - Kwekwe road.

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Synonyms: Paropsia argutidens Sleumer
Paropsia reticulata Engl.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed small shrub up to 1 m high, growing from a thick rhizome or shrub up to 4 m tall with a short trunk up to 5 cm in diameter. Young branches covered in rusty hairs. Leaves alternate, elliptic-lanceolate to ovate, up to 13 × 7.5 cm, coriaceous, rusty hairy when young, mostly hairless when mature; margin with conspicuous glandular teeth. Flowers with the leaves, in 1-3-flowered axillary clusters, white to greenish-white. Capsule ovoid-subglobose, up to 2 cm long, covered in rusty hairs. Seeds c. 8 × 4 mm, ovoid, compressed, brown with an orange aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: brazzeana: named after Jacques de Brazza (1859-1888), French explorer and plant collector, who travelled together with his brother Pierre Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza in Gabon and the Congo.
Habitat: Woodland and thickets on Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1450 m
Flowering time:Jan - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Cameroon, CAR, Congo Brazzaville, DRC, Botswana, Namibia (Caprivi), Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m, shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Monday 15 February 2016
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 262.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Passifloraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 372 - 374.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 91.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 221.


Other sources of information about Paropsia brazzeana:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Paropsia brazzeana
Flora of Caprivi: Paropsia brazzeana
Flora of Zambia: Paropsia brazzeana

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Paropsia brazzeana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Paropsia brazzeana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Paropsia brazzeana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Paropsia brazzeana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Paropsia brazzeana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Paropsia brazzeana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Paropsia brazzeana
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Paropsia brazzeana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Paropsia brazzeana
Ispot Southern Africa: Paropsia brazzeana
JSTOR Plant Science: Paropsia brazzeana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Paropsia brazzeana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Paropsia brazzeana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Paropsia brazzeana
Tropicos: Paropsia brazzeana


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: Paropsia brazzeana.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=141020, retrieved 16 July 2019

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