Vitellariopsis ferruginea Kupicha

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Vitellariopsis ferruginea

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Masvingo to Birchenough Bridge Road

Vitellariopsis ferruginea

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Masvingo to Birchenough Bridge Road

Vitellariopsis ferruginea

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Masvingo to Birchenough Bridge Road

Vitellariopsis ferruginea

Photo: Mark Hyde
By Masvingo to Birchenough Bridge Road

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Synonyms: Austromimusops sylvestris (S. Moore) A. Meeuse
Vitellariopsis sylvestris sensu R.B. Drumm.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large bush or small tree.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: ferruginea: rusty-brown in colour
Habitat: In rocky hills and wooded ravines.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe only; frequent in the Mutare-Nyanga-Buhera area.
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 266. As Vitellariopsis sylvestris

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 176.

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Sapotaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 240 - 241. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 146.


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


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: Vitellariopsis ferruginea.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143830, retrieved 20 July 2019

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