Opilia amentacea Roxb.

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Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

Opilia amentacea

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along entrance road between Nhanvu bridge and Chitengo, Gorongosa National Park.

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Synonyms: Opilia celtidifolia (Guill. & Perr.) Endl. ex Walp.
Opilia tomentella (Oliv.) Engl.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub, usually climbing. Leaves lanceolate to elliptic with medifixed hairs. Inflorescences 3-4 cm; flowers 5-merous, yellowish-green. Petals up to 2 × 1 mm. Fruit up to 2 cm, ellipsoid, yellow to pale orange.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: amentacea: catkin-bearing
Habitat: In woodland and in riverine and montane forest
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ethiopia southwards to Mozambique and westwards to Senegal
Mozambique distribution: T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Climber, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Friday 27 November 2015
Literature:

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 80.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 235. As Opilia celtidifolia celtidifolia and O. celtidifolia tomentella

Garcia, J.G. (1963). Opiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 336 - 338. As Opilia celtidifolia & Opilia tomentella

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 65.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 130.

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Flora of Malawi: Opilia amentacea
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Opilia amentacea
African Plant Database: Opilia amentacea
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Opilia amentacea
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Opilia amentacea
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Opilia amentacea
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Opilia amentacea
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Opilia amentacea
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Opilia amentacea
JSTOR Plant Science: Opilia amentacea
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Opilia amentacea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Opilia amentacea
The Plant List (version 1.1): Opilia amentacea
Tropicos: Opilia amentacea


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Opilia amentacea.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121550, retrieved 26 April 2018

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