Erythroxylum emarginatum Thonn.

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Erythroxylum emarginatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mussapa pequeno river crossing, road to Chikukwa, lower Chimanimani Mts

Erythroxylum emarginatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mussapa pequeno river crossing, road to Chikukwa, lower Chimanimani Mts

Erythroxylum emarginatum

Photo: Tongai Castigo
Nhandare River near Vila Gorongosa

Erythroxylum emarginatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along stream at the base of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

Erythroxylum emarginatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along stream at the base of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

Erythroxylum emarginatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along stream at the base of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

Erythroxylum emarginatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along stream at the base of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

Erythroxylum emarginatum

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along stream at the base of Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms:
Common names: African coca tree (English) Common coca tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Straggling shrub or small tree. Leaves alternate, oblanceolate to elliptic, often slightly notched at the apex. The leaves are held in one plane and the ends of the branches are distinctly flattened. Flowers in small axillary clusters, white, sweetly scented. Fruit a ellipsoid drupe, fleshy, red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: emarginatum: notched at the apex; emarginate
Habitat: In a variety of habitats; in the understorey and along the margins of evergreen forest but also on rocky outcrops and in deciduous woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Euryphura achlys (Food plant)
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Content last updated: Monday 21 December 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 142. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 248.

Robson, N.K.B. (1963). Erythroxylaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 104 - 106. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 27. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 84.

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Flora of Malawi: Erythroxylum emarginatum
Flora of Zambia: Erythroxylum emarginatum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Erythroxylum emarginatum

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


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: Erythroxylum emarginatum.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=132920, retrieved 18 November 2017

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