Ozoroa homblei (De Wild.) R.Fern. & A.Fern.

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Ozoroa homblei

Stem
Margin of miombo woodland and dambo grassland on Kalahari sand
Mwenzela Village, Mutondo area, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Ozoroa homblei

Leaves
Margin of miombo woodland and dambo grassland on Kalahari sand
Mwenzela Village, Mutondo area, Kaoma Distr.
Mar 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Ozoroa homblei

Fruit
Margin of miombo woodland and dambo grassland on Kalahari sand
Mwenzela Village, Mutondo area, Kaoma Distr.
Feb 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

Ozoroa homblei

Fruit
Margin of miombo woodland and dambo grassland on Kalahari sand
Mwenzela Village, Mutondo area, Kaoma Distr.
Feb 2021
Photo: Nick Wightman

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Synonyms: Heeria homblei De Wild.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex with annual shoots up to 2 m tall arising from a woody rootstock; stems and branches red-brown to dark-brown, cylindric and glabrous on the lower parts, subangular and ± shortly puberulous or glabrescent towards the apex, rather densely leafy; leaves mostly subverticillate, petiole 0.2-0.5 cm, gooved on upper face and convex beneath, puberulous or minutely appressed-hairy to glabrescent, lamina discolorous, cinnamon-coloured or greenish-brown to dark brown , shining and glabrous above, ± whitish beneath (densely covered with minute and appressed hairs), (3)5-16 x (0.3)0.8-2 cm, linear to oblong-lanceolate, frequently infolded at the midrib, attenuate, very acute and mucronate at the apex, with thickened pale undulate or flat margins, subcoriaceous to coriaceous, midrib impressed above, very prominent and ± sparesly appressed-hairy beneath, lateral nerves 1-1.5 mm apart, slightly prominent above and a little more so below, usually not forked until the margin, tertiary nerves and veins not visible; inflorescences terminal and subverticillate and axillary, the latter generally shorter than the leaves, up to 3 cm long on peduncles 0.5-9 cm long; flowers shortly pedicellate; calyx segments 1.6-2.2 x 0.7-1.3 mm, oblong-ovate to lanceolate, acute, externally appressed-hairy; petals whitish, c. 3 x 1 mm, oblong-lanceolate, externally appressed-hairy with a triangular inflexed apex; drupe black, shining, 6 x 7 mm, broadly obovate, compressed, a little asymmentric, retuse or emarginated, wrinkled.
Type location:
DRC (Katanga)
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: homblei: after Henri Antoine Homblé, Belgian botanist who collected the type specimen in Katanga Province of DRC
Habitat: In savannas, woodland and riverine forest
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC (Katanga) and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Monday 10 May 2021
Literature:

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 589.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Ozoroa homblei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Ozoroa homblei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Ozoroa homblei
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Ozoroa homblei
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Ozoroa homblei
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Ozoroa homblei
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Ozoroa homblei
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Ozoroa homblei
JSTOR Plant Science: Ozoroa homblei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Ozoroa homblei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Ozoroa homblei
Plants of the World Online: Ozoroa homblei
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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: Ozoroa homblei.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=200770, retrieved 29 November 2021

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