Vepris bachmannii (Engl.) Mziray

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Vepris bachmannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Vepris bachmannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 3, Chirinda Forest

Vepris bachmannii

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Chalet 3, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Fagara bachmannii Engl.
Oricia bachmannii (Engl.) I. Verd.
Oricia swynnertonii (Baker f.) I. Verd.
Oricia transvaalensis I.Verd.
Teclea bachmannii Engl.
Teclea swynnertonii Baker f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Evergreen slender, much-branched tree up to 15 m. tall; branches hairless, with large lenticels. Leaves opposite or subopposite, 3-foliolate, aromatic when crushed; leaflets elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 5–16 cm long, leathery, densely dotted with pellucid glands; margin entire; petiolules up to 1 cm. long; petiole 1–7 cm long, often slightly grooved from the middle upwards. Inflorescences in axillary and terminal heads. Flowers unisexual, separate on the same tree, small, creamy-white. Fruit 2-lobed but often with one lobe not developing, ovoid, up to 20 mm long, brown to orange-coloured, gland-dotted.
Type location:
Notes: Very similar to Vepris nobilis but with leaves (sub)opposite and leaflets with distinct petiolules.
Derivation of specific name: bachmannii: after Dr. Franz Ewald Theodor Bachmann (1856-1916), German naturalist and physician who collected plants, mosses, lichens and fungi.
Habitat: Evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Eswatini and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Insects associated with this species: Papilio dardanus cenea (Food plant)
Papilio demodocus demodocus (Food plant)
Papilio nireus lyaeus (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 353. As Vepris bachmannii (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 41.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 415.

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 106.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 248.

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 75. as Vepris bachmannii

Mendonça, F. A. (1963). Rutaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 195 - 197. As Oricia swynnertonii (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 94.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 232 - 233. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 29. as Teclea swynnertonii

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 171. as Vepris bachmannii

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 394 - 395. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 456 - 457. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 513 - 517. as Vepris bachmannii (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Vepris bachmannii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133090, retrieved 19 April 2021

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