Pterocarpus brenanii Barbosa & Torre

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Pterocarpus brenanii

Lusaka 1976
Drawing: Patricia Bingham

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Status: Native
Shrub or small to medium sized deciduous tree. Bark pale brown to grey, peeling in narrow strips in older specimens. Leaves imparipinnate with up to 5-7 leaflets; leaflets ovate, oblong to almost round, from 5.5 × 4cm to 12 × 12cm, shiny green; apex rounded to almost square; margin entire. Stipules conspicuous, large and shield-like, up to 2.5 cm wide (image no. 2). Flowers in dense axillary and terminal sprays, golden-yellow. Fruit a flattened oval pod, up to 10 × 7.5 cm, markedly swollen over the single seed, surrounded by a thick membranous wing.
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Habitat: In mixed deciduous woodland.
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Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species: Abantis venosa (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Tuesday 10 January 2017

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 57 - 58.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 329. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 390. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 225.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.

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 50.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pterocarpus brenanii
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pterocarpus brenanii
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pterocarpus brenanii., retrieved 21 August 2019

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