Strychnos cocculoides Baker

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Strychnos cocculoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Strychnos cocculoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

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Common names: Corky monkey-orange (English) Muhumi (Shona) Mushumwi (Shona) Mutamba muzhinyu (Shona)
Frequency: Common generally, but not recorded from the E Division
Status: Native
Small deciduous tree with deeply ridged corky bark and branches are armed with strong curved spines. Fruits edible and very tasty. (Similar to Strychnos spinosa)
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In sandy soil in woodland and on rocky hill sides.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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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 784. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 200 - 203. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 28.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 534 - 535. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 268.

Kamumvuri, G. (ed.) (2004). Plants of Zimbabwe Report No. 1 National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Pages 17 - 18. (Includes a picture).

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 356 - 357.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 108.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 117.

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 217.

Other sources of information about Strychnos cocculoides:

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Flora of Botswana: Strychnos cocculoides
Flora of Caprivi: Strychnos cocculoides
Flora of Malawi: Strychnos cocculoides
Flora of Mozambique: Strychnos cocculoides
Flora of Zambia: Strychnos cocculoides

External websites:

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

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: Strychnos cocculoides., retrieved 19 July 2019

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