Xanthocercis zambesiaca (Baker) Dumaz-le-Grand

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Xanthocercis zambesiaca

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Nyanyadzi, Save Valley

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nyanyadzi, Save Valley

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

Photo: Bart Wursten
Shashe Wilderness Camp, Shashe River

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

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Near the viewing platform, Masuma Dam, Hwange NP

Xanthocercis zambesiaca

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"Sacred" forest, Mahenye

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Synonyms: Pseudocadia zambesiaca (Baker) Harms
Common names: Nyala berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Large evergreen tree with an elegant rounded crown. Leaves imparipinnate with subopposite or alternate leaflets. Leaflets elliptic, dark green and glossy above; paler below; margin entire. Flowers in axillary and terminal short sprays, white, rose-scented, not typically pea-shaped. Fruit unusual for this family, berry-like, yellowish-brown when ripe
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zambesiaca: of the Zambezi region
Habitat: In alluvial soils and flood plain areas along hot river valleys.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mozambique distribution: T,MS,M
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 21 September 2008
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 229.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 244.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 75.

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Flora of Botswana: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Flora of Malawi: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Flora of Zambia: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Xanthocercis zambesiaca

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African Plant Database: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Xanthocercis zambesiaca
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Xanthocercis zambesiaca
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Ispot Southern Africa : Xanthocercis zambesiaca
JSTOR Plant Science: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Tropicos: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
West African Plants database: Xanthocercis zambesiaca


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Stefaan Dondeyne and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P., Dondeyne, S. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Xanthocercis zambesiaca.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131230, retrieved 6 May 2016

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