Craterosiphon quarrei Staner

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Craterosiphon quarrei

Scandent. Drupes yellow
Miombo woodland
Forest Inn
Sep 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Craterosiphon quarrei

Miombo woodland
Scandent. Drupes yellow
Forest Inn
Sep 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Craterosiphon quarrei

Dec 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names: Mudansefu (Lunda) Mufundansofu (Bemba) Mujansefu (Tonga: Zambia) Mukole (Bemba)
Frequency: Widespread
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree, occasionally climbing; bark on trunk corky, branches glabrous. Leaves opposite or subopposite, glabrous. Inflorescence an axillary fascicle (2)3(4)-flowered. Fruit a drupe with the sclerified pericarp extended into the persistent calyx tube.
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Habitat: Miombo woodland, thicket patches.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, D. R. Congo
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,C
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Content last updated: Wednesday 21 September 2016

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

Peterson, B. (updated by Verdcourt, B.) (2006). Thymelaeaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 89 - 90. (Includes a picture).

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 24 - 25. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Craterosiphon quarrei
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Craterosiphon quarrei
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Wikipedia: Craterosiphon quarrei

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Craterosiphon quarrei., retrieved 29 November 2023

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