Homalium abdessammadii Asch. & Schweinf.

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Homalium abdessammadii

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Island 2, Katombora (end - reached by boat)

Homalium abdessammadii

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Lusaka 1976; Patricia Bingham

Homalium abdessammadii

Drawing showing characteristics forHomalium
Lusaka 1976; Patricia Bingham

Homalium abdessammadii

Drawing showing characteristics forHomalium
Lusaka 1976; Patricia Bingham

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Synonyms: Homalium wildemanianum Gilg
Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves ovate to almost circular, veining conspicuous beneath; margin coarsely dentate or crenate. Flowers in terminal and axillary panicles, cream with anthers conspicuously red. Fruit a conical woody capsule, surrounded by the persistent corolla.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: abdessammadii: after Mohammed abd es-Ssamadi, Kenyan who companied German botanist Georg August Schweinfurth during his travels in East Africa in the 19th century.
Habitat: Riverine vegetation
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 7 February 2017

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 645. As Homalium abdessammadii abdessammadii (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 261. As Homalium abdessammadii wildemanianum

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 165.

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 53. Under Flacourtiaceae

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 75.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 214. as Homalium abdessammadii wildemanianum

Wild, H. (1960). Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 291. As subsp. abdessammadii and subsp. wildemanianum

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Homalium abdessammadii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140730, retrieved 22 February 2024

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