Alchornea yambuyaënsis De Wild.

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Alchornea yambuyaënsis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road from Yaekela to Lilanda, Tshopo District. © Botanic Garden Meise

Alchornea yambuyaënsis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road from Yaekela to Lilanda, Tshopo District. © Botanic Garden Meise

Alchornea yambuyaënsis

Picture: Bart Wursten
Along road from Yaekela to Lilanda, Tshopo District. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Synonyms: Alchornea bangweolensis R.E. Fries
Alchornea verrucosa Pax
Common names:
Status: Native
Somewhat straggling shrub, up to 3 m tall. Young shoots finely velvety. Leaves elliptic-ovate or oblong-oblanceolate, rounded or slightly cordate at the base, only obscurely 3-veined from the base, with hairs only on the veins and midrib, often with 2 or more glands near the base beneath; margin coarsely and shallowly crenate-serrate; petiole 0.2-6 cm long. Inflorescences terminal with sexes on different plants, on different inflorescence on the same plant or even on the same inflorescence. Male inflorescences up to 15 cm long with flowers in racemose series of dense clusters; female inflorescences up to 8 cm long with flowers singly in racemes. Fruit 6-8 mm in diameter, 3-lobed, with conical warts in the upper half only, crowned by the 3-4 crimson-purple style arms up to 2 cm long.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: yambuyaensis: of Yambuya along the Aruwimi River, Central DRCongo.
Habitat: In riverine and lakeshore vegetation and semi-evergreen thickets, swamp forest and in high rainfall woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 14 October 2016

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 432. (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 54. as Alchornea bangweolensis

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Page 156.

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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: Alchornea yambuyaënsis., retrieved 10 December 2022

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