Chaetocarpus africanus Pax

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Chaetocarpus africanus

Ikelenge District, Zambezi Rapids
Jan 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Chaetocarpus africanus

Male flowers
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC
Oct 2007
Photo: Jos Stevens

Chaetocarpus africanus

Fruit
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC
Oct 2007
Photo: Jos Stevens

Chaetocarpus africanus

Ikelenge District, Zambezi Rapids
Jan 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Chaetocarpus africanus

Riverine forest
Salujinga, Nswanihamba Village
Nov 2006
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Frequency: Restricted to Ikelenge District
Status: Native
Description:
A straggling or scandent shrub.
Type location:
Angola and DRC
Notes: Conservation status: In Zambia restricted to Ikelenge District, but common throughout its range.
Derivation of specific name: Chaeto – carpus: bristle fruit
africanus: African
Habitat: Riverine forest margins, on sandy alluvium
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, D. R. Congo; Gabon
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Content last updated: Monday 8 August 2016
Literature:

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

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 134 - 136. (Includes a picture).

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


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: Chaetocarpus africanus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=193220, retrieved 25 October 2020

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