Ritchiea capparoides (Andrews) Britten
var. capparoides

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Synonyms: Crataeva capparoides Andrews
Crataeva fragrans Sims
Maerua insignis Pax
Ritchiea bussei Gilg
Ritchiea fragariodora Gilg
Ritchiea fragrans (Sims) R. Br. ex G.Don
Ritchiea insignis (Pax) Gilg
Ritchiea werthiana Gilg
Common names:
Status: Native
Type location:
a cultivated plant ex Sierra Leone
Derivation of specific name: capparoides: resembling Capparis.
Habitat: In understorey and at margins of evergreen forest and in riverine thickets.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa as far as Angola, Zambia and Mozambique.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 165. (Includes a picture).

De Wolf, G.P. (1961). The Genus Ritchiea in East and West Africa Kirkia 1 Pages 95 - 96.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 242 - 244. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Ritchiea capparoides var. capparoides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ritchiea capparoides
African Plant Database: Ritchiea capparoides
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ritchiea capparoides
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ritchiea capparoides
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ritchiea capparoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Ritchiea capparoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ritchiea capparoides
Plants of the World Online: Ritchiea capparoides
Tropicos: Ritchiea capparoides
Wikipedia: Ritchiea capparoides

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: Ritchiea capparoides var. capparoides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=177750, retrieved 23 April 2024

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