Pycnanthus angolensis (Welw.) Exell
subsp. schweinfurthii (Warb.) Verdc.

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Pycnanthus angolensis subsp. schweinfurthii

In gallery forest;
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Sep 2007.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Pycnanthus angolensis subsp. schweinfurthii

In gallery forest;
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Sep 2007.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Pycnanthus angolensis subsp. schweinfurthii

In gallery forest;
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Sep 2007.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Pycnanthus angolensis subsp. schweinfurthii

In gallery forest;
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Sep 2007.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Pycnanthus angolensis subsp. schweinfurthii

In gallery forest;
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Jan 2008.
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Synonyms: Pycnanthus schweinfurthii Warb.
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Dioecious evergreen tree to 22 m; sap copious, yellow, turning dark red on exposure to air. Young branchlets with reddish-brown stellate tomentum. Leaves 7-20 × 4-11 cm, dark green above, glaucous and densely glandular-punctate beneath, oblong to oblong-lanceolate or elliptic, cordate at the base; apex long-acuminate; glabrous or with scattered dark brown stellate hairs beneath; lateral nerves 15-20, prominent beneath. Petiole 7-14 mm, dark brown stellate-tomentose. Inflorescences usually borne on 2- or 3-year old branches below the leaves, 10-15 cm long, paniculate with densely rusty-tomentose branches. Flowers unisexual, scented. Male flowers: perianth 1 mm long, deeply 3-lobed. Female flowers: perianth lobes broadly ovate, Fruiting inflorescence pendulous. Fruits clustered, 3-4 × 2-3 cm, ellipsoid to oblong or pear-shaped, splitting vertically into 2 halves, yellowish-orange when ripe. Seed 1, dark brown, with a fleshy, laciniate, red or pink, aril.
Type location:
DRC
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: from Angola
Habitat: In swamp and riverine forest
Altitude range: 1200 - 1400 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, DRC and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 12 March 2014
Literature:

Pope, G.V. (1997). Myristicaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2) Pages 38 - 40. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pycnanthus angolensis
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pycnanthus angolensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pycnanthus angolensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pycnanthus angolensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pycnanthus angolensis
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Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Pycnanthus angolensis subsp. schweinfurthii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185480, retrieved 14 August 2020

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