Pteleopsis anisoptera (M.A. Lawson) Engl. & Diels

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Pteleopsis anisoptera

Katanga Province, DRC
Feb 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Pteleopsis anisoptera

Katanga Province, DRC
Feb 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Pteleopsis anisoptera

Katanga Province, DRC
Mar 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Synonyms: Combretum anisopterum M.A. Lawson
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Dense, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite or sub-opposite, elliptic, usually 2-5 cm long, dull green, covered with soft silvery hairs when young above, below still hairy when mature; margin entire, often rolled under. Flowers in few-flowered axillary heads, strongly unpleasantly scented, creamy-white to yellow. Fruits 4-5-winged, c. 10mm long, with a distinct peg at the apex (image 3), greenish-yellow, drying to light brown.
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Flowering time:Nov - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Lk,S
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Content last updated: Friday 7 April 2017

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 686. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 263.

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 165 - 166.

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 35.

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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: Pteleopsis anisoptera., retrieved 26 February 2024

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