Xanthocercis zambesiaca (Baker) Dumaz-le-Grand

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Xanthocercis zambesiaca

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Lusaka 1976: Patricia Bingham

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Synonyms: Pseudocadia zambesiaca (Baker) Harms
Common names:
Status: Native
Large evergreen tree with an elegant rounded crown. Leaves imparipinnate with subopposite or alternate leaflets. Leaflets elliptic, dark green and glossy above; paler below; margin entire. Flowers in axillary and terminal short sprays, white, rose-scented, not typically pea-shaped. Fruit unusual for this family, berry-like, yellowish-brown when ripe
Type location:
Zambia, Batoka Country
Derivation of specific name: zambesiaca: of the Zambezi region
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Deudorix dinochares (Larval foodplant)
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Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 30 - 32. (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 340. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 59.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 37.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 229.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 244.

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 52.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 75.

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Flora of Botswana: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Flora of Malawi: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Flora of Mozambique: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Flora of Zimbabwe: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Xanthocercis zambesiaca

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xanthocercis zambesiaca
African Plant Database: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Xanthocercis zambesiaca
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xanthocercis zambesiaca
JSTOR Plant Science: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Plants of the World Online: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Tropicos: Xanthocercis zambesiaca
Wikipedia: Xanthocercis zambesiaca

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: Species information: Xanthocercis zambesiaca.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131230, retrieved 1 October 2023

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