Pteleopsis pteleopsoides (Exell) Vollesen

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Pteleopsis pteleopsoides

Kapako River
Oct 2014
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pteleopsis pteleopsoides

Epicormic shoots
Kapako River
Oct 2014
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pteleopsis pteleopsoides

Sprouts from roots
Kapako River
Oct 2014
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pteleopsis pteleopsoides

Flower
Kapako River
Oct 1980
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pteleopsis pteleopsoides

Flower
Kapako River
Oct 2014
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pteleopsis pteleopsoides

Fruit
Kapako River
Oct 1980
Photo: Mike Bingham

Pteleopsis pteleopsoides

Nsama
Oct 1958
Herb.spec. D.B.Fanshawe

Pteleopsis pteleopsoides

Nsama
Oct 1958
Herb.spec. D.B.Fanshawe

Pteleopsis pteleopsoides

Chilulu village, Chief Nsama
Dec 2002
Herb.spec. Mike Bingham

Pteleopsis pteleopsoides

Kapako River
Oct 2014
Herb.spec. Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Terminalia pteleopsoides Exell
Common names: Munkubalala (Bemba)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A small deciduous tree or shrub with zig-zag branching, Bark grey, shallowly furrowed. Branchlets with bark peeling in longitudinal strips. Leaves opposite or subopposite, mostly on short spur-shoots along the branches, sometimes on the trunk, and even on superficial roots. Inflorescences appearing with the new leaves, of subcapitate spikes borne on short spur-shoots. Fruit (4)5(6) winged.
Type location:
Notes: Conservation status: VU D2 Known from a few small populations.
Derivation of specific name: Pteleopsoides:like Pteleopsis. Originally described as the Pteleopsis-like Terminalia, Vollesen subsequently transferred it to Pteleopsis.
Habitat: Open woodland or scrub on acid clay soils.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Endemic to the lake basin of NE Zambia, Nchelenge and Nsama Districts.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lp,N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Monday 4 January 2016
Literature:

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Page 181.

Fanshawe, D.B. (). District vegetation reports Division of Forest Research, Kitwe (roneo).

Fanshawe, D.B. (1971). The Vegetation of Zambia. Division of Forest Research, Kitwe.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pteleopsis pteleopsoides
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pteleopsis pteleopsoides
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pteleopsis pteleopsoides
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pteleopsis pteleopsoides
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pteleopsis pteleopsoides
JSTOR Plant Science: Pteleopsis pteleopsoides
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pteleopsis pteleopsoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pteleopsis pteleopsoides
Plants of the World Online: Pteleopsis pteleopsoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pteleopsis pteleopsoides
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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: Pteleopsis pteleopsoides.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=191490, retrieved 28 March 2020

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