Sarcocephalus pobeguinii Pobég.

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Sarcocephalus pobeguinii

Kalungwishi E bank, Iyabu Bridge
Sep 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

Sarcocephalus pobeguinii

Kalungwishi E bank, Iyabu Bridge
Sep 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

Sarcocephalus pobeguinii

Kalungwishi E bank, Iyabu Bridge
Sep 2008
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Synonyms: Nauclea pobeguinii (Pobég.) Merr.
Common names: Mupa (Bemba)
Status: Native
Tree 6-30 m. Flowers pinkish-white, white or cream, sweet-smelling, very numerous in terminal solitary globose inflorescences.
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Habitat: Gallery forest and riverine woodland.
Altitude range: 780 - 1400 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia; tropical West Africa from Senegal, Cameroon, Gabon to D.R. Congo.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Data deficient
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Content last updated: Wednesday 21 September 2016

Bridson, D.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2003). Rubiaceae, Part 3 Flora Zambesiaca 5(3) Pages 413 - 414. (Includes a picture).

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

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 413. as Nauclea

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sarcocephalus pobeguinii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sarcocephalus pobeguinii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sarcocephalus pobeguinii
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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: Sarcocephalus pobeguinii., retrieved 1 December 2023

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