Vepris termitaria Mendonça

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Status: Native
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Evergreen shrub or small tree 3 m. tall; young branches, petioles and inflorescences minutely puberulous, older branches glabrous, lenticellate. Leaves alternate, 3-foliolate; petiole 1–4 cm. long, broadly grooved above, sometimes flattened and slightly winged towards the apex; leaflets sessile; lamina 3–6 × 1·3–3·5 cm., chartaceous, elliptic to obovate, dotted with pellucid glands, obtuse or rounded at the apex, cuneate at the base; nerves and veins conspicuous on both surfaces. Inflorescence of small axillary racemes or panicles, shorter than the petiole of the subtending leaf; bracteoles very small, caducous; pedicels up to 2·5 mm. long. Flowers 4-merous, unisexual by abortion. Sepals 4, united into a shallowly lobed cupuliform calyx 0·8–1·2 mm. long. Petals 4, 3·5 × 1·3 mm., imbricate in bud, elliptic. Male flowers: stamens 8, inserted at the base of a narrow disk; filaments subulate, flattened at the base, those opposite the petals shorter and all shorter than the petals; anthers 0–6 mm. long, basifixed, ovate, 2-lobed at the base. Female flowers not seen. Fruit (immature) glabrous, 2-locular with only 1 loculus fertile.
From:FZ, Vol 2, Part 1, page 180, (1963) Author: F. A. Mendoça
Type location:
Zambia, Kitwe
Notes: Known only from the Western Province of Zambia.
Red data status: VU B1B2cD2
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Habitat: On termite mounds in woodland.
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Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb
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Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Literature:

Mendonça, F. A. (1963). Rutaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 202.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 100.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 224.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vepris termitaria
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Vepris termitaria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=194450, retrieved 14 May 2021

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