Mascarenhasia arborescens A.DC.

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Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Just before Mussapa Gorge, Chikukwa, Chimanimani Mts

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Just before Mussapa Gorge, Chikukwa, Chimanimani Mts

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Just before Mussapa Gorge, Chikukwa, Chimanimani Mts

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream crossing at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream crossing at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream crossing at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

Mascarenhasia arborescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Stream crossing at boundary with Coutada 10, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Mascarenhasia variegata Britten & Rendle
Common names: Mascarenhasia (English) Nchinanga (Sena)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree up to 8 m. Milky sap present. Branchlets grey, rough, spotted with lenticels. Leaves elliptic to obovate-oblong, glossy light green, leathery, midrib indented above, prominent below. Flowers in small axillary or terminal clusters; corolla c. 10 mm in diameter, white with a yellow tube; lobes densely hairy. Fruit in paired, elliptical follicles, 5-15 cm long, rough and grey, dehiscent. Seeds tufted with golden silky hairs.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: arborescens: becoming tree-like
Habitat: In riverine and evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Togo, DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe. Also in Madagascar and the Comores.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Friday 2 May 2014
Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 26.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 269.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. & Kupicha, F.K. et al. (1985). Apocynaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(2) Pages 487 - 489. (Includes a picture).

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 19.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 44.

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Flora of Malawi: Mascarenhasia arborescens
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Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Mascarenhasia arborescens

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


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: Mascarenhasia arborescens.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145150, retrieved 12 December 2017

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