Terminalia randii Baker f.

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Terminalia randii

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Terminalia randii

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

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Synonyms: Terminalia spinosa sensu Eyles
Common names:
Shrub or small semi-deciduous tree. Bark dark brownish-grey, longitudinally cracked and fissured. Leaves clustered on small lateral spur-branchlets, occasionally with 1-5 spines below the leaf clusters. Leave narrowly obovate, only 1-2.5 cm long, pale green to bluish-green, hairless when mature; margin entire; petiole 2-5 mm long. Flowers small, white to cream, sometimes tinged pink, in short almost rounded spikes,up to 3cm long, among the leaf clusters. Fruit elliptic-oblong, up to 2.5 × 1.2 cm, purplish when young, drying to pale straw-brown; wing conspicuously notched at the apex.
Type location:
Zimbabwe, Bulawayo
Derivation of specific name: randii: named after Dr R.F. Rand (1856-1937), English Medical doctor and early plant collector in Zimbabwe.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Content last updated: Thursday 30 October 2014

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

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 169 - 170. (Includes a picture).

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 48.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Terminalia randii
African Plant Database: Terminalia randii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Terminalia randii
Plants of the World Online: Terminalia randii
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Wikipedia: Terminalia randii

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Terminalia randii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142190, retrieved 3 December 2023

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