Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
var. araliacea

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (28)

Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea

Drawing showing characteristics forSteganotaenia
Lusaka 1976: Patricia Bingham

Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea

Drawing showing characteristics forSteganotaenia
Lusaka 1976: Patricia Bingham

Specimen citations: Display citations Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Peucedanum araliaceum (Hochst.) Benth. & Hook. f.
Peucedanum fraxinifolium Oliv.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Soft-wooded, sparsely branched, deciduous shrub or small tree. Bark greenish, corky, peeling in papery strips; all parts with a strong carrot smell. Leaves spirally arranged, crowded near the ends of branches, imparipinnate with 2-3 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets ovate, 3-5 cm long, apex tapering to a fine point; margin strongly dentate, the teeth ending in a hair-like tip; petiole broadened at the base, clasping the stem. Flowers small greenish or yellowish, in terminal and lateral compound umbels, appearing before the new leaves. Fruits in messy clusters, flattened, 7-12 mm, heart-shaped, splitting in 2.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: araliacea: resembling a species of Aralia (Araliaceae)
Habitat: In a variety of wooded habitats and rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: Up to 1630 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa to northern Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N,E,Lk,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 67. as Steganotaenia araliacea (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 723. As Steganotaenia araliacea (Includes a picture).

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 617 - 619. As Steganotaenia araliacea (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 52.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 506 - 507.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 265. As Steganotaenia araliacea

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 18.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 24.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 59 - 60. as Peucedanum fraxinifolium

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 42.

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 197.

Other sources of information about Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea
Flora of Caprivi: Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea
Flora of Malawi: Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea
Flora of Mozambique: Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Steganotaenia araliacea
African Plant Database: Steganotaenia araliacea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Steganotaenia araliacea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Steganotaenia araliacea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Steganotaenia araliacea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Steganotaenia araliacea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Steganotaenia araliacea
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Steganotaenia araliacea
iNaturalist: Steganotaenia araliacea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Steganotaenia araliacea
JSTOR Plant Science: Steganotaenia araliacea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Steganotaenia araliacea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Steganotaenia araliacea
Plants of the World Online: Steganotaenia araliacea
Tropicos: Steganotaenia araliacea
Wikipedia: Steganotaenia araliacea

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea., retrieved 2 October 2022

Site software last modified: 10 May 2018 10:51pm
Terms of use