Amblygonocarpus andongensis (Welw. ex Oliv.) Exell & Torre

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Amblygonocarpus andongensis

Lusaka 1976
Drawing:Patricia Bingham

Amblygonocarpus andongensis

Lusaka 1976
Drawing:Patricia Bingham

Amblygonocarpus andongensis

Lusaka 1976
Drawing:Patricia Bingham

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Synonyms: Amblygonocarpus obtusangulus (Welw. ex Oliv.) Harms
Amblygonocarpus schweinfurthii Harms
Tetrapleura andongensis Welw. ex Oliv.
Common names:
Status: Native
Medium-sized deciduous tree. All parts hairless. Leaves bipinnate with 2-5 pairs of pinnae; leaflets sub-opposite, oblong to ovate, c. 2 × 3 cm; petiole without a gland. Flowers in 1-2 axillary spikes, white, fading to yellow; stamens yellow. Pods very characteristic, 4-sided, up to 17 × 3.5 cm, dark glossy brown.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: andongensis: named after Pungo Andongo in Angola where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: In deciduous woodland
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,C,Lk,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 5 January 2017

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 35 - 37. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 231. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 185. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 215.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 242.

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 45.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 61.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 210.

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Amblygonocarpus andongensis., retrieved 26 September 2023

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