Uapaca sansibarica Pax

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Uapaca sansibarica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mia Falls Rd, Burma Valley

Uapaca sansibarica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mia Falls Rd, Burma Valley

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Common names: Kasokolowe (Nyanja) Musokobele (Kaonde) Musokolowe (Bemba) Musokolowe (Lenje)
Status: Native
Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves clustered near the ends of branches, obovate, stiff and leathery, shiny green above, paler below. Flowers greenish-yellow; sexes mostly on different trees. Fruit fleshy spherical, yellow when ripe.
Type location:
Syntypes from Tanzania, Mozambique and Malawi
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Miombo woodland, dambo margins, riverine forest margins
Altitude range: 500 - 1830 m
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, D. R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe; throughout East Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Abantis bamptoni (Larval foodplant)
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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 421. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 57.

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 251.

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

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 43.

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

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 98 - 100. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 89.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 97.

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Flora of Malawi: Uapaca sansibarica
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Uapaca sansibarica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Uapaca sansibarica
African Plant Database: Uapaca sansibarica
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Uapaca sansibarica., retrieved 3 December 2022

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