Strychnos mellodora S. Moore

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Strychnos mellodora

Photo: Mark Hyde

Strychnos mellodora

Photo: Mark Hyde

Strychnos mellodora

Photo: Mark Hyde

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Synonyms:
Common names: Forest monkey-orange (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large forest tree to 35 m high. Branchlets not or slightly lenticellate, glabrous. Leaves: petiole 3-8 mm; lamina 5-12 × 2-5 cm; elliptic or narrowly elliptic; apex acuminate; base cuneate, glabrous on both sides. Inflorescence 3-11 cm long, axillary, although sometimes appearing terminal, lax, many-flowered. Flowers 4-merous. Sepals equal, ovate. Corolla white, glabrous outside, densely hairy within; tube very short; lobes 4-5 times as long as the tube. Stamens exserted. Pistil glabrous. Fruit 12 × 10 - 18 × 18 mm, 1-seeded. Seed flattened, ellipsoid.
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Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In medium altitude rainforest
Altitude range: (metres)
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Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Tanzania
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 782. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. (1983). Trees of Southern Africa 2nd edition. Struik. Cape Town. Page 928. (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.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 166.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 366 - 367.

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 58.


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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 mellodora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144400, retrieved 17 October 2019

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