Philenoptera wankieënsis (Mendonça & E.P. Sousa) Lock

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Philenoptera wankieënsis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Kariba

Philenoptera wankieënsis

Picture: Bart Wursten
By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp, Hwange NP

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Synonyms: Lonchocarpus eriocalyx Harms subsp. wankieënsis Mendonça & E.P. Sousa
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender deciduous tree. Bark grey, smooth but flaking in older trees; young parts covered in grey woolly hairs. Leaves often crowded on spur-branchlets, imparipinnate with 4-6 pairs of opposite or sub-opposite leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets ovate to elliptic, 3-6 cm long, somewhat hairy above, covered with whitish woolly hairs below, at least on the midrib and veins, particularly when young; apex rounded; base asymmetric. Flowers in showy, more or less erect dense sub-terminal sprays, pale-violet to lilac, flowering with the leaves. Pod flattened, broadly elliptic, up to 7 × 3 cm, with a thickened rim, densely velvety, creamy brown.
Type location:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: wankieënsis: of the Wankie (now Hwange) area, where the type specimen was recorded.
Habitat: Occurring on rocky outcrops or in dry deciduous woodland and scrub, often with Colophospermum mopane.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe.Apparently restricted to the mid-Zambezi Valley.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

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 98 - 99. As Philenoptera wankieensis

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223. as Lonchocarpus eriocalyx wankieënsis

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 247. As Lonchocarpus eriocalyx wankieënsis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Philenoptera wankieënsis
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Philenoptera wankieënsis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Philenoptera wankieënsis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Philenoptera wankieënsis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Philenoptera wankieënsis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Philenoptera wankieënsis
Tropicos: Philenoptera wankieënsis


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: Philenoptera wankieënsis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131200, retrieved 18 October 2018

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