Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. ex Arn.
var. dimidiata

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Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata

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Maonza, Vumba

Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata

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Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata

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Mpinge Pass, Great Dyke

Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata

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Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata

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Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata

Picture: Bart Wursten
Kopje Tops, Mavhuradonha Wilderness Area

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Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves spirally arranged, ovate-elliptic, usually c. 5 - 8 cm, glossy green above, paler and dull green below; midrib conspicuous, yellowish; margin entire, wavy or rolled under; petiole pink. Flowers in axillary or terminal panicles, white, fragrant. Fruit in branched, hanging clusters, flattened, black when ripe, with a bright red appendage making the fruits look kidney-shaped.
Type location:
South Africa
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: dimidiata: half-covered, referring to the fruit
Habitat: In open woodland, along forest margins and on grassy hillsides, often among rocks.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - April
Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria to Ethiopia and south to the Western Cape, South Africa.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,C,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Daphnis nerii (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 183. (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 522. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 637. (Includes a picture).

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 76.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 20. As Apodytes dimidiata

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 256.

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 54.

Mendes, E.J. (1963). Icacinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 343 - 346. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 67.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 362 - 363. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 77.

Setshogo, M.P. & Venter, F. (2003). Trees of Botswana: names and distribution SABONET Report No. 18 Southern African Botanical Diversity Network, Pretoria Page 99.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 109.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 198 - 199. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 226 - 227. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 221.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 291 - 292. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 92.

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Flora of Botswana: Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata
Flora of Malawi: Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Apodytes dimidiata
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Apodytes dimidiata
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Apodytes dimidiata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Apodytes dimidiata
Plants of the World Online: Apodytes dimidiata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Apodytes dimidiata
Tropicos: Apodytes dimidiata
Wikipedia: Apodytes dimidiata


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Apodytes dimidiata var. dimidiata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137260, retrieved 17 October 2019

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