Tarchonanthus trilobus DC.
var. galpinii (Hutch. & E. Phillips) Paiva

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Tarchonanthus trilobus var. galpinii

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National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Tarchonanthus galpinii Hutch. & E. Phillips
Common names: Broad-leaved camphor bush (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree up to c.8 m. Leaves: petiole usually 10-23 mm; lamina up to 18 ± 7 cm, obovate-elliptic to oblong-obovate upper surface bullate, eglandular; lower surface whitish with prominent nerves; base cuneate; apex rounded (in var. galpinii) margin often irregularly dentate towards apex. Male capitula with 10-16 florets. Female capitula with 1 floret; achenes c.2.5-3(-5) mm, ± flattened-obovoid, densely covered in long, sericeous-woolly hairs.
Derivation of specific name: trilobus: apex of leaf 3-lobed (only applies to the South African var. trilobus)
Habitat: Dry rocky hillsides and evergreen forest margins
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Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E,S
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Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 278.

Pope, G.V. (1992). Compositae Flora Zambesiaca 6(1) Pages 10 - 11. (Includes a picture).

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tarchonanthus trilobus var. galpinii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=159090, retrieved 24 March 2018

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