Pouzolzia mixta Solms

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Pouzolzia mixta

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Gardiner Farm, Arcturus

Pouzolzia mixta

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Christon Bank

Pouzolzia mixta

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Christon Bank

Pouzolzia mixta

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Marydale Point Lake Chivero Recreational Park

Pouzolzia mixta

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Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Pouzolzia mixta

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

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Synonyms: Pouzolzia arabica Defl.
Pouzolzia fruticosa Engl.
Pouzolzia huillensis Hiern
Pouzolzia hypoleuca Wedd.
Common names:
Status: Native
Large, many-stemmed shrub or small tree. Bark dark purple-brown, smooth; younger branches often velvety. Leaves alternate, ovate, 3-veined from the base, darker green and rough above; almost silvery-white, covered in woolly hairs below, margins entire. Flowers in axillary clusters, very small, greenish-white, unisexual on the same tree. Fruit a very small nut, enclosed in the papery remains of the flower.
Type location:
border between Sudan and Ethiopia
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine thickets and open woodland, particularly among boulders and on rocky kopjes.
Altitude range: Up to 1900 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Eastern Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Angola, Namibia and Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Also in Yemen.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Acraea burni (Larval foodplant)
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 96. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 29.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 155 - 156. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 116.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235. As Pouzolzia hypoleuca

Friis, I. (1991). Urticaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Pages 109 - 111. (Includes a picture).

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 82.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 101.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 88 - 89. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 109.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 5. as Pouzolzia hypoleuca

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 182.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 100 - 101. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 110 - 111. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 35. as Pouzolzia hypoleuca

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pouzolzia mixta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120640, retrieved 23 May 2024

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