Turraea zambesica Sprague & Hutch. ex Hutch.

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Turraea zambesica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Island 1, Katombora, Zambezi

Turraea zambesica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Island 1, Katombora, Zambezi

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Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub or small, slender tree. Leaves elliptic, entire. Flowers with a distinct staminal tube, in few-flowered axillary clusters, creamy-white, turning yellow with age. Fruit a thinly woody capsule
Type location:
Zambia, Victoria Falls
Derivation of specific name:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:(Apr) Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Confined to the Zambezi Valley and its tributaries.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,S,W
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
Insects associated with this species: Pseudaphelia apollinaris (Food plant)
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 388. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 307.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 250.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 295. (Includes a picture).

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 62.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 86.

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1963). Meliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 311.

Other sources of information about Turraea zambesica:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Turraea zambesica
Flora of Caprivi: Turraea zambesica
Flora of Mozambique: Turraea zambesica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Turraea zambesica

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Turraea zambesica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Turraea zambesica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Turraea zambesica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Turraea zambesica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Turraea zambesica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Turraea zambesica
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Turraea zambesica
iNaturalist: Turraea zambesica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Turraea zambesica
JSTOR Plant Science: Turraea zambesica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Turraea zambesica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Turraea zambesica
Plants of the World Online: Turraea zambesica
Tropicos: Turraea zambesica
Wikipedia: Turraea zambesica

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: Turraea zambesica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133510, retrieved 17 October 2021

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