Embelia xylocarpa P. Halliday

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Embelia xylocarpa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road to Chiniziua River, Cheringoma

Embelia xylocarpa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Road to Chiniziua River, Cheringoma

Embelia xylocarpa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Embelia xylocarpa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Embelia xylocarpa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

Embelia xylocarpa

Picture: Bart Wursten
Swanepoel Concession, Cheringoma

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark smooth, pale grey, whitish on young branchlets. Leaves clustered at the ends of lateral shoots, which often become spiny, obovate, 3-7.5 cm long, midrib sunken above, prominent below with gland dots present, glabrous; apex rounded often notched; margin serrate in the apical half or sub-entire. Flowers unisexual on different trees dense clusters on old wood and lateral spurs, yellowish-green or slightly reddish. Fruit depressed-globose, c. 1.2 cm in diameter, slightly woody on the outside.
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Derivation of specific name: xylocarpa: with woody fruit
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, DRC and Mozambique
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Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 731. (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Myrsinaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 208 - 209. (Includes a picture).

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


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Embelia xylocarpa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=183820, retrieved 24 October 2020

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