Location: Licuati Forest Reserve

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Photo: Bart Wursten
Map showing the location of Licuati Forest Reserve.

General Information

Quarter degree square: Mainly 2632A4

Country: Mozambique

Habitat: Sand forest, Dry forest

Altitude range: 45 - 75 m

Annual rainfall:

Location (short): Protected Forest Reserve South of Maputo City and West of the Maputo Elephant Reserve.

Location (detailed):


Licuati contains a mosaic woodland, thicket and dry evergreen forest, a rare forest type with many unique and rare plant species. This vegetation type is endemic to the Maputaland Centre.
Typical tree species include:
Balanites maughamii
Cleistanthus schlechteri
Cola greenwayi
Croton pseudopulchellus
Dialium schlechteri
Hymenocardia ulmoides
Monodora junodii
Newtonia hildebrandtii
Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Pteleopsis myrtifolia
Uvaria lucida subsp. virens
The thickets are particularly rich in Rubiaceae with at least 21 taxa recorded.

Izidine S.A. (2003) Licuati Forest Reserve, Mozambique: Flora, utilization and conservation. A research project report, Dept. of Botany, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002) SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR), SABONET News 7(1) 23-29.

Useful links

View a list of records for Licuati Forest Reserve

View a list of unique taxa (excluding cultivated plants) for Licuati Forest Reserve

View a list of unique taxa (all taxa whether cultivated or not) for Licuati Forest Reserve

View map showing records

View a list of recorders who have visited this location

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Location details: Licuati Forest Reserve.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/location-display.php?location_id=227, retrieved 30 September 2023

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