Ptaeroxylon obliquum (Thunb.) Radlk.

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Ptaeroxylon obliquum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Ptaeroxylon obliquum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Ptaeroxylon obliquum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Ptaeroxylon obliquum

Picture: Bart Wursten
Maleme Dam camp

Ptaeroxylon obliquum

Picture: Bryan Orford
Maleme Dam Camp, Matobo

Ptaeroxylon obliquum

Picture: Bryan Orford
Maleme Dam Camp, Matobo

Ptaeroxylon obliquum

Picture: Bryan Orford
Maleme Dam Camp, Matobo

Ptaeroxylon obliquum

Picture: Bryan Orford
Maleme Dam Camp, Matobo

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Synonyms: Ptaeroxylon utile Eckl. & Zeyh.
Rhus obliqua Thunb.
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
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Notes:
Derivation of specific name: obliquum: oblique, asymmetric, referring to the leaflets.
Habitat: In open woodland and scrub, often in rocky terrain.
Altitude range: Up to 1525 m
Flowering time:Aug - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and South Africa as far as the Eastern Cape.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces):
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Papilio demodocus demodocus (Food plant)
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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 351. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 30.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 257.

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 69.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99.

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1966). Ptaeroxylaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 548 - 550. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Ptaeroxylon obliquum
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Flora of Mozambique: Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ptaeroxylon obliquum

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


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: Ptaeroxylon obliquum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137540, retrieved 13 November 2019

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