Monotes redheadii P.A.Duvign.

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Status: Native
Tree 4–7 m. high; branchlets densely ferruginous- or blackish-velutinous-tomentose. Leaf-lamina 6–9 × 2–3·5 cm., narrowly elliptic to oblong, obtuse to truncate at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base; upper surface hairy with long straight simple isolated pachydermatous hairs; lower surface buff with long straight simple leptodermatous hairs on the nerves and reticulation and with the interreticular areoles quite glabrous; midrib thick and very prominent beneath; lateral nerves in 10–14 pairs (with a strong tendency to the formation of short subsidiaries), nearly straight, incurved at the apex without reaching the margin of the leaf; reticulation not very prominent but very conspicuous; petiole 0·7–1 cm. long, thick. Inflorescences 1–1·5 cm. long, of short few-flowered clusters solitary at the end of 2–3 cm. long axillary peduncles, blackish- or fulvous-tomentose; pedicels 5–7 mm. long. Sepals 2 mm. long, greyish-cottony-tomentose. Petals 7 mm. long, densely fulvous-sericeous-tomentose. Stamens with anthers produced into a short ovate appendage. Fruits unknown.
From FZ, Vol 1, Part 2, page 407, (1961) Author: P. Duvigneaud
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Habitat: Edges of dry evergreen forest on Kalahari Sand.
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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Endemic status: Endemic
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Duvigneaud, P. (1960-1). Dipterocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 412.

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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: Monotes redheadii., retrieved 26 September 2023

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