Pterocarpus brenanii Barbosa & Torre

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Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from entrance gate to Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Summit of Mt Chiuata, northwestern Gorongosa National Park

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Workers compound Sanctuary, Gorongosa National Park.

Pterocarpus brenanii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Workers compound Sanctuary, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms:
Common names: Eared bloodwood (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small to medium sized deciduous tree. Bark pale brown to grey, peeling in narrow strips in older specimens. Leaves imparipinnate with up to 5-7 leaflets; leaflets ovate, oblong to almost round, from 5.5 × 4cm to 12 × 12cm, shiny green; apex rounded to almost square; margin entire. Stipules conspicuous, large and shield-like, up to 2.5 cm wide (image no. 2). Flowers in dense axillary and terminal sprays, golden-yellow. Fruit a flattened oval pod, up to 10 × 7.5 cm, markedly swollen over the single seed, surrounded by a thick membranous wing.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In mixed deciduous woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: T,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Abantis venosa (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Sunday 16 July 2017
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 57 - 58.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 390. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 225.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 246.

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Flora of Malawi: Pterocarpus brenanii
Flora of Zambia: Pterocarpus brenanii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pterocarpus brenanii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pterocarpus brenanii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pterocarpus brenanii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Pterocarpus brenanii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Pterocarpus brenanii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Pterocarpus brenanii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pterocarpus brenanii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Pterocarpus brenanii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Pterocarpus brenanii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pterocarpus brenanii
Ispot Southern Africa: Pterocarpus brenanii
JSTOR Plant Science: Pterocarpus brenanii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pterocarpus brenanii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pterocarpus brenanii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pterocarpus brenanii
Tropicos: Pterocarpus brenanii


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Pterocarpus brenanii.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131130, retrieved 24 July 2017

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