Brucea antidysenterica J.F.Mill.

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Brucea antidysenterica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Brucea antidysenterica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Brucea antidysenterica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Brucea antidysenterica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lusero Forest, Nyika National Park

Brucea antidysenterica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Brucea antidysenterica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Brucea antidysenterica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Brucea antidysenterica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Brucea antidysenterica

Picture: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Brucea erythraeae Chiov.
Brucea ferruginea L'Hér.
Brucea salutaris A. Chev.
Trichilia siderotricha Chiov.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Sparsely branched shrub or small tree to 5 m. tall; young twigs stout, golden-brown hairy, older twigs with roughly triangular leaf-scars. Leaves imparipinnate, 15–60 cm long, with 3–5 pairs of leaflets, pubescent above and beneath, most densely so on the nerves beneath, rarely almost hairless; petiole 8–15 cm long; leaflets oblong to narrowly ovate, 4–13 cm long, more or less opposite; margins entire shallowly wavy, asymmetric at the base; petiolules up to 5 mm long. Inflorescences axillary, borne towards the end of the young shoots, 12–35 cm long, spike-like with distant clusters of flowers along the main axis, pubescent. Flowers not opening widely, very small, greenish. Fruit developing from 1–4 of the carpels in each flower and consisting of red ovoid drupaceous mericarps c. 10 × 6 mm, pointed at the apex.
Type location:
"Africa"
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: antidysenterica: referring to its medicinal use as a cure for stomach problems such as dysentery.
Habitat: Understorey of evergreen forest,sometimes in secondary growth.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon, DRC, Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi and northern Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
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Content last updated: Tuesday 4 September 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 272. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 21.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 100.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 550 - 551. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. & Phipps, J.B. (1963). Simaroubaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 212 - 214. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Brucea antidysenterica.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=194270, retrieved 16 July 2020

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