Alangium chinense (Lour.) Harms

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Alangium chinense

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Alangium chinense

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Alangium chinense

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Alangium chinense

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Alangium chinense

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Alangium begoniifolium (Roxb.) Baill.
Marlea begoniifolia Roxb.
Stylidium chinense Lour.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender tree. Leaves alternate, variously ovate, conspicuously 4-5 veined from the markedly asymmetric base. Young leaves often palmately lobed. Flowers in small axillary clusters, creamy-white to pale yellow with golden hairs., sweetly scented. Fruit fleshy, flattened, crowned with the remains of the old calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chinense: of China
Habitat: In moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Bioko, Cameroon, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola. Also in tropical Asia from India to China,Japan and Indochina, Java and the Sunda Islands.
Mozambique distribution: MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 30 June 2016
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 56. (Includes a picture).

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Alangiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 633 - 635. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Page 75.

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

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 15.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 120 - 121. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Alangium chinense
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Alangium chinense

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


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: Alangium chinense.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143370, retrieved 12 December 2017

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