Thecacoris trichogyne Müll.Arg.

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Thecacoris trichogyne

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lilanda, DRCongo © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Thecacoris trichogyne

Picture: Bart Wursten
Downstream from Lieki, Lomami River, DRCongo © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Thecacoris trichogyne

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lieki, Lomami River, DRCongo © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Thecacoris trichogyne

Picture: Bart Wursten
Downstream fro Lieki, Lomami River, DRCongo © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Thecacoris trichogyne

Picture: Bart Wursten
Downstream fro Mlieki, Lomami River, DRCongo © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Thecacoris trichogyne

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lieki, Omami River, DRCongo © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Thecacoris trichogyne

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lieki, Omami River, DRCongo © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

Thecacoris trichogyne

Picture: Bart Wursten
Lieki, Omami River, DRCongo © National Botanic Garden of Belgium

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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark smooth, pale grey. Leaves alternate, elliptic-oblanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, 2-21 cm long, thinly textured to slightly leathery, dark glossy green above, paler and duller green beneath, sparingly hairy on the margin and midrib and lateral veins beneath; margins entire but wavy; petiole 0.5-1 cm. Inflorescences unisexual on different trees; male spikes up to 4.5 cm long, pendulous; flowers creamy-greenish; petals often absent. Female racemes 6-17 cm long, extending to 25 cm in fruit; flowers yellowish, with pedicels 1-3 mm long, extending to 1.5 cm in fruit. Fruit depressed, rounded-3-lobed, 8-11 mm wide, sparingly appressed hairy, grey-green, sometimes pink-tinged.
Type location:
Angola
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Habitat: Understorey and margins of riverine and swamp forest.
Altitude range: 900 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Cameroon, DRC, Zambia and Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp
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Content last updated: Friday 23 October 2015
Literature:

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 51.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 111 - 113. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Thecacoris trichogyne
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Thecacoris trichogyne
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Thecacoris trichogyne
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Thecacoris trichogyne
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Thecacoris trichogyne
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Thecacoris trichogyne
JSTOR Plant Science: Thecacoris trichogyne
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thecacoris trichogyne
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Thecacoris trichogyne
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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: Thecacoris trichogyne.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=210450, retrieved 27 October 2021

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