Psorospermum baumii Engl.

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Psorospermum baumii

Riverine forest margin;
Ntumbachusi falls; Sep 2008.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Psorospermum baumii

Riverine forest margin;
Ntumbachusi falls; Sep 2008.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Common names: Katunya (Luvale)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
A small tree or shrub, much branched; petioles 3-8 mm. long; leaves chartaceous, narrowly cuneate or acuminate at base; reticulation inconspicuous.
Type location:
Notes: The localities of a number of Rogers’ collections given as Livingstone are doubtful, and need to be confirmed.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Riverine forest margins.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: West Africa; East Africa; South-central Africa (DRC Katanga; Zambia; Angola).
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,S,W
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Monday 20 January 2014

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 389 - 390.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 257.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Psorospermum baumii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Psorospermum baumii
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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: Psorospermum baumii., retrieved 23 May 2024

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