Celtis mildbraedii Engl.

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Celtis mildbraedii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Mozambique.

Celtis mildbraedii

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Mozambique.

Celtis mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Inhamitanga West of Chironde Camp, Coutada 12

Celtis mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Inhamitanga West of Chironde Camp, Coutada 12

Celtis mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Inhamitanga West of Chironde Camp, Coutada 12

Celtis mildbraedii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Inhamitanga West of Chironde Camp, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Celtis franksiae N.E. Br.
Common names: Red-fruited white-stinkwood (English)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Large tree, often with a well buttressed trunk. Bark smooth, pale brown; stem and branches often with conspicuous pale lenticels. Leaves oblong 5-17 cm, glossy green, obscurely 3-veined from the base; margin entire in the basal half, coarsely and irregularly toothed in the apical half; base slightly asymmetrical. Flowers in small axillary clusters, greenish. Fruit c. 1.2 cm, fleshy, red, tipped with the remains of the stigma.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: mildbraedii: after Gottfried Wilhelm Johannes Mildbraed (1879-1954), German explorer, botanist and plant collector, specializing in bryophytes and pteridophytes. He was Keeper at the Berlin Botanical Museum from 1913.
Habitat: Forest patches
Altitude range: 80 - 1100 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: West Africa to Sudan, DRC, Angola, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Libythea labdaca laius (Food plant)
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Content last updated: Monday 14 May 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 67. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 127. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 233.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 169.

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 81.

Wilmot-Dear, C.M. (1991). Ulmaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(6) Page 8.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Celtis mildbraedii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Celtis mildbraedii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Celtis mildbraedii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Celtis mildbraedii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=120080, retrieved 17 July 2019

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