Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
var. araliacea

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Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park

Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park

Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park

Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road from EN1 to entrance gate Gorongosa National Park

Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bue Maria, Nhambita

Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along path from Chitengo to Pungwe River, Gorongosa National Park

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Synonyms: Peucedanum araliaceum (Hochst.) Benth. & Hook. f.
Peucedanum fraxinifolium Oliv.
Common names: Carrot-tree (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Soft-wooded, sparsely branched, deciduous shrub or small tree. Bark greenish, corky, peeling in papery strips; all parts with a strong carrot smell. Leaves spirally arranged, crowded near the ends of branches, imparipinnate with 2-3 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets ovate, 3-5 cm long, apex tapering to a fine point; margin strongly dentate, the teeth ending in a hair-like tip; petiole broadened at the base, clasping the stem. Flowers small greenish or yellowish, in terminal and lateral compound umbels, appearing before the new leaves. Fruits in messy clusters, flattened, 7-12 mm, heart-shaped, splitting in 2.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: araliacea: resembling a species of Aralia (Araliaceae)
Habitat: In a variety of wooded habitats and rocky outcrops.
Altitude range: Up to 1630 m
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa to northern Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
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Content last updated: Saturday 4 August 2012
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 67. as Steganotaenia araliacea (Includes a picture).

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Apiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 617 - 619. As Steganotaenia araliacea (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 506 - 507.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 265. As Steganotaenia araliacea

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 24.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Pages 59 - 60. as Peucedanum fraxinifolium

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 42.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 197.

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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: Steganotaenia araliacea var. araliacea.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143340, retrieved 13 December 2017

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