Tecomaria nyassae (Oliv.) Baill.ex Schum.

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Tecomaria nyassae

Picture: Bart Wursten
At the base of Mt Namuli peak

Tecomaria nyassae

Picture: Bart Wursten
At the base of Mt Namuli peak

Tecomaria nyassae

Picture: Bart Wursten
At the base of Mt Namuli peak

Tecomaria nyassae

Picture: Bart Wursten
At the base of Mt Namuli peak

Tecomaria nyassae

Picture: David Gwynne-Evans
Slopes of Mt Mabu.

Tecomaria nyassae

Picture: David Gwynne-Evans
Slopes of Mt Mabu.

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Synonyms: Tecoma nyassae Oliv.
Tecoma nyikensis Baker
Tecoma shirensis BAker
Tecoma whytei C. H. Wright
Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach subsp. nyassae (Oliv.) Brummitt
Tecomaria rupium Bullock
Tecomaria shirensis (Baker) K. Schum.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Multi-stemmed, often scrambling shrub, rarely a small tree. Branches usually densely covered with lenticels. Leaves opposite, imparipinnate with 3-6 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet. Petiole and rhachis slightly winged. Leaflets elliptic to ovate, mostly up to 7.5 × 3.5 cm, mostly hairless on both surfaces except for hairtuft domatia below, asymmetrically rounded at the base; margin toothed or scalloped. Flowers bright orange to red, in showy many-flowered terminal heads. Fruit flattened, up to 19 × 1.5 cm, pointed at both ends, dehiscent. Seeds with a transparent papery wing.
Type location:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: nyassae: of the area around Lake Nyassa or Lake Malawi.
Habitat: In woodland, on rocky hillsides and along the margins of evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Northeastern Angola, DRC (Haut-Katanga), Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Rhodogastria amasis (Food plant)
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Literature:

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 132 - 133. As Tecomaria capensis subsp. nyassae (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 117. (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 880. As Tecomaria nyassae (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 37. As Tecoma capensis

Diniz, M.A. (1988). Bignoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 64 - 67. As Tecomaria capensis subsp. nyassae (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 29. As Tecomaria capensis

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 36. As Tecomaria capensis subsp. nyassae

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 62. As Tecomaria capensis subsp. nyassae

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 171. As Tecomaria capensis subsp. nyassae

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Flora of Malawi: Tecomaria nyassae
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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tecomaria nyassae
African Plant Database: Tecomaria nyassae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tecomaria nyassae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tecomaria nyassae
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tecomaria nyassae
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tecomaria nyassae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Tecomaria nyassae
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Tecomaria nyassae
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tecomaria nyassae
JSTOR Plant Science: Tecomaria nyassae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tecomaria nyassae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tecomaria nyassae
Plants of the World Online: Tecomaria nyassae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Tecomaria nyassae
Tropicos: Tecomaria nyassae
Wikipedia: Tecomaria nyassae


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Tecomaria nyassae.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=165820, retrieved 19 September 2019

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