Boscia foetida Schinz
subsp. rehmanniana (Pestal.) Toelken

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Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Humani Ranch

Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Humani Ranch

Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Humani Ranch

Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Humani Ranch

Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Camp by Turgwe River, Humani Ranch

Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

Photo: Mark Hyde
Camp by Turgwe River, Humani Ranch

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Synonyms: Boscia filipes Gilg
Boscia kalachariensis Pestal.
Boscia rehmanniana Pestal.
Common names: Bushveld shepherds tree (English) Smelly shepherds tree (English)
Frequency:
Status:
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Bark pale brown or grey; branches often spine tipped. Leaves in tight clusters on small angled spurs along the branches, oblanceolate to obovate, normally less than 1.3 cm long, grey-green. Flowers in small clusters, small, without petals, greenish with a strong unpleasant scent. Fruit round, c. 10 mm in diameter, velvety, yellowish when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: foetida: foetid, bad-smelling
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Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe and the drier parts of northern South Africa.
Mozambique distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 13 July 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 147. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 226 - 227.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 238.

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 32.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 43.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 232 - 335. As Boscia rehmanniana (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Boscia foetida
African Plant Database: Boscia foetida
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Boscia foetida
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Boscia foetida
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Boscia foetida
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Boscia foetida
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Boscia foetida
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Boscia foetida
iNaturalist: Boscia foetida
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Boscia foetida
JSTOR Plant Science: Boscia foetida
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Boscia foetida
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Boscia foetida
Plants of the World Online: Boscia foetida
The Plant List (version 1.1): Boscia foetida
Tropicos: Boscia foetida
Wikipedia: Boscia foetida


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: Boscia foetida subsp. rehmanniana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=124500, retrieved 20 August 2019

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