Sterculia subviolacea K.Schum.

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Sterculia subviolacea

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Sterculia subviolacea

Picture: Mike Bingham
Mporokoso District, Lumangwe Falls.

Sterculia subviolacea

Picture: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms:
Common names: Katoci (Lunda) Katozyi (Lunda)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Tree up to 30 m. tall, with buttressed bole. Leaves simple, unlobed, broadly oblong to oblong-obovate, discolorous, glabrous above, very densely tomentellous below, with white stellate hairs. Panicles axillary and terminal, violet-tomentose.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: Subviolacea – refers to the violet or purple hairs on the inflorescences
Habitat: Riverine and swamp forest.
Altitude range: 1200 m (approx)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, D.R. Congo, Katanga, Tanzania.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp,N
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - least concern
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Content last updated: Monday 7 July 2014
Literature:

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 75.

Storrs, A.E.G. (1995). Know Your Trees Regional Soil Conservation Unit. Page 100.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 246.

Wild, H. (1960-1). Sterculiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 556 - 557.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sterculia subviolacea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sterculia subviolacea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sterculia subviolacea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sterculia subviolacea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sterculia subviolacea
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sterculia subviolacea
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iNaturalist: Sterculia subviolacea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sterculia subviolacea
JSTOR Plant Science: Sterculia subviolacea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sterculia subviolacea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sterculia subviolacea
Plants of the World Online: Sterculia subviolacea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Sterculia subviolacea
Tropicos: Sterculia subviolacea
Wikipedia: Sterculia subviolacea


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sterculia subviolacea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=194070, retrieved 19 September 2019

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