Marquesia acuminata (Gilg) R.E. Fr.

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Marquesia acuminata

Kafweko; Aug 1974.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Marquesia acuminata

Flowers white in dry-evergreen forest
Muzeya to Salujinga
Apr 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

Marquesia acuminata

Tree in miombo woodland;
Salujinga, Nswanihamba Village; Nov 2006.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Marquesia acuminata

Flowers white in dry-evergreen forest
Muzeya to Salujinga
Apr 2010
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Trillesanthus acuminatus (Gilg) Sosef
Common names: Muluña (Lunda) Nkanga (Bemba)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Tree 15-28 m. tall. Leaves ovate acuminate, rounded to slightly cordate at base; lower surface of leaves glabrous except for a few sparse hairs on the principal nerves; petiole under 1 cm. long; basal gland reniform or bilobed; fruits orange to brown.
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Habitat: Dry-evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 1200 m (approx)
Flowering time:Apr - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Angola, D.R. Congo.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Tuesday 14 October 2014

Duvigneaud, P. (1960-1). Dipterocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 408.

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.

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

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.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Marquesia acuminata
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Marquesia acuminata
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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: Marquesia acuminata., retrieved 4 March 2024

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