Aporrhiza paniculata Radlk.

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Aporrhiza paniculata

Lumangwe Falls
Oct 2017
Photo: Mike Bingham

Aporrhiza paniculata

Lumangwe Falls
Oct 2017
Photo: Mike Bingham

Aporrhiza paniculata

Lumangwe Falls
Oct 2017
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Aporrhiza nitida Gilg
Common names:
Status: Native
Medium-sized tree. Bark grey-brown or grey-green, smooth or somewhat fissured; young branchlets rusty hairy. Leaves alternate, paripinnate, with 2-4 pairs of oblong-elliptic leaflets, up to c. 18 × 7 cm, somewhat leathery, hairless above, velvety below, particularly on the main veins, up to 36 × 16 cm, oblong-elliptic or elliptic; margin entire. Flowers small, creamy-white, in large terminal branched heads, up to 40 × 20 cm, unisexual in the same inflorescence. Fruit a flattened capsule c. 2 × 2.5 cm, with a distinct rim, velvety, splitting with the valves curling backwards. Seeds c. 1.3 cm long, brownish-black, with a red aril.
Type location:
Syntypes from Malawi and Zambia
Derivation of specific name: paniculata: with a branched inflorescence or panicle.
Habitat: Riverine and swamp forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Regional distribution: Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, also DRC (Katanga), Tanzania
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,C
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 14 November 2017

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 530. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 653. as Aporrhiza nitida

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 107. as Aporrhiza nitida

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

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 514 - 515. as Aporrhiza nitida (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 176. as Aporrhiza nitida

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 76. as Aporrhiza nitida

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 95. as Aporrhiza nitida

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 173.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 525 - 527. (Includes a picture).

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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Aporrhiza paniculata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137470, retrieved 27 January 2020

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