Details of record no: 82456

Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.

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Record details:

Date: Jul 1996
Recorder(s):G Renehan
Collector(s):G Renehan
Determiner(s):G Renehan
Location: Chingola; Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage and Chimpanzee Sanctuary, ca. 57 km NW of Chingola along Kafue River. UTM Coordinates: 557812.985, 8633679.801.
Location code(s): 150
Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Zambia
Quarter Degree Square: 1227B3
Grid reference:
FZ Divisions (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Current administrative provinces: Cb
Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: Common shrub 1-2 m in height primarily growing along fencelines, roads and in grassland. Trunk grey, rough flaking in pieces ca. 6 cm in diameter. Leaf elliptic opposite leaf with tapering apice and rounded, slightly lobed bark up to 18 cm in length by 9 cm in width, yellow-green to green with prominent yellow to red central vein. Fruit small (2 mm) berries, clustered with ca. 200+ berries per branch, yellow in color ripening to red. New leaves green with fuzzy brown underside arising in leaf axils. Local name (Bemba) "Kafifi". Roots mixed with bark of Brachystegia longifolia, boiled with H2O and used to treat bilharzia (Schistosomiasis). Cattle eating leaves causes photosensitization (due to liver damage). Collected 21 July 1996 along fenceline near 14 acre enclosure.
Latitude, Longitude: -12.333333, 27.500000
Location Accuracy Code: 4

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Individual record no: 82456: Harungana madagascariensis., retrieved 29 November 2023

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