Anthocleista grandiflora Gilg

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Anthocleista grandiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Vumba Botanic Garden

Anthocleista grandiflora

Picture: Bart Wursten
Eastern Highlands Tea Estate, Honde Valley

Anthocleista grandiflora

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Anthocleista grandiflora

Picture: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Anthocleista zambesiaca Baker
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tall straight-stemmed evergreen tree. Leaves very large, clustered near the ends of branches, obovate-oblong, stiff and leathery. Flowers in terminal branched clusters, trumpet-shaped with reflexed petals, creamy-white with a greenish tube. Sepals 5-8 mm long, green, rounded. Corolla white with 11-13 lobes. Stamens as many as the corolla lobes, equal, with short filaments. Fruit fleshy, near-spherical, smooth.
Type location:
Comores
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: grandiflora: large flowered
Habitat: In riverine forest and along forest margins, often in swampy places.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Jan
Worldwide distribution: East Africa southwards to northern South Africa and the Comores.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Mc
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 7 January 2018
Literature:

Biegel, H.M. (1977). Check-list of ornamental plants used in Rhodesian parks and gardens. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal. Research Report No. 3. Page 23.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 176. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 541.

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

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 329.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 66. as Anthocleista zambesiaca

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 116.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Anthocleista grandiflora
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anthocleista grandiflora
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Tropicos: Anthocleista grandiflora


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-18

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2018). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Anthocleista grandiflora.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144460, retrieved 23 January 2018

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