Schrebera trichoclada Welw.

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Schrebera trichoclada

Lusaka 1976
Drawing: Rita Herbert

Schrebera trichoclada

Lusaka 1976
Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Schrebera trichoclada

Lusaka 1976
Drawing: Rita Herbert

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Synonyms: Nathusia trichoclada (Welw.) O. Kuntze
Schrebera buchananii Baker
Common names:
Status: Native
Shrub or bushy tree, 2-10 m. Leaves simple; petiole 5-15 mm; lamina 4.5-14 × 2.5-7.5 cm, elliptic to ovate, glabrous or pubescent and glabrescent above, softly hispid beneath; base acute; apex rounded, acuminate or apiculate; margin entire. Inflorescence a terminal, few-several-flowered cyme with pedicels 2-16 mm. Corolla lobes (5-)6(-7), 5-8 mm, each with an area of dark hairs extending almost to petal margins. Anthers 2-3 mm. Fruit a pear-shaped capsule, 4-6 cm, containing 4 winged seeds.
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Habitat: In deciduous woodland, often on rocky or sandy soils.
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Flowering time:Nov - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Caprivi-Namibia, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,E,C,S,W
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Content last updated: Tuesday 10 January 2017

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 772. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 49.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 267.

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Oleaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 301 - 304. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 90.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 130.

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Flora of Botswana: Schrebera trichoclada
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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: Schrebera trichoclada., retrieved 15 April 2024

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