Marquesia macroura Gilg

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Marquesia macroura

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Marquesia macroura

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Marquesia macroura

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Marquesia macroura

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Marquesia macroura

Tenke Fungurume, Pumpi River, DRC; Aug 2011.
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Marquesia macroura

Kitwe; Jun 1975.
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Trillesanthus macrourus (Gilg) Sosef
Common names: Musesye (Bemba) Muvuka (Lunda)
Frequency: Frequent to locally dominant
Status: Native
Tree up to 25 m. tall. Branchlets puberulous becoming glabrous. Lower surface of leaves with a short dense indumentum ; petiole more than 1 cm. long; basal gland elongated, linear or fusiform; fruits green-yellow.
Type location:
Notes: Widespread; not threatened.
Insects:In April 2010 trees were defoliated by small caterpillars all the way from Kitwe to Ikelenge.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Higher rainfall miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 1200 m (approx)
Flowering time:Jul - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Angola, D.R. Congo, Tanzania.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,C
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 14 October 2014

Duvigneaud, P. (1960-1). Dipterocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 408 - 410. (Includes a picture).

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 Page 45.

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

Storrs, A.E.G. (1995). Know Your Trees Regional Soil Conservation Unit. Pages 261 - 262.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 258.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Marquesia macroura
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Marquesia macroura., retrieved 3 December 2023

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