Maranthes floribunda (Baker) F.White

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Maranthes floribunda

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Lusaka 1976; Patricia Bingham

Maranthes floribunda

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Lusaka 1976; Patricia Bingham

Maranthes floribunda

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Lusaka 1976; Patricia Bingham

Maranthes floribunda

North Luangwa NP Mano Camp; Aug 2009.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Maranthes polyandra subsp. floribunda (Baker) Prance
Parinari floribunda Baker
Parinari polyandra subsp. floribunda (Baker) R.A. Graham
Common names: Mukuwe (Bemba)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Small to medium sized tree, evergreen. Leaves coriaceous, brittle, the upper surface with a purple sheen when dry.
Type location:
Notes: Widespread across northern Zambia.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Higher rainfall miombo woodland, frequently in more dense woodland at dambo margins.
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, Katanga province of D.R. Congo, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,E,C
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Tuesday 9 September 2014

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 239. As Maranthes polyandra floribunda

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Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

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

White, F. (1976). The taxonomy, ecology and chorology of African Chrysobalanaceae (excluding Acioa) Bulletin du Jardin Botanique national de Belgique 46(3/4) Pages 297 - 299.

White, F. (1978). Chrysobalanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 41 - 43. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1983). The Vegetation of Africa. A descriptive memoir. UNESCO, Paris

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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: Maranthes floribunda., retrieved 16 July 2024

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