Ormocarpum zambesianum Verdc.

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Ormocarpum zambesianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

Ormocarpum zambesianum

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

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Common names: Zambezi caterpillar-pod (English)
Status: Native
Small shrub up to 2(-4) m. Leaves single or in tufts; leaflets 9-13, 5-12 × 3-6 mm, obovate to oblong, sparsely hairy or glabrous, not black-dotted; margin flat; venation beneath usually drying blackish. Inflorescence a raceme, 1-2-flowered. Corolla persistent; rose-salmon; petals with dark veins when dry.
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Habitat: In riverine bush
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Worldwide distribution: Victoria Falls area of Zimbabwe and the Tete district in Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: T
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Content last updated: Sunday 12 October 2008

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 323. (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 50.

Verdcourt, B. (2000). Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(6) Page 57.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ormocarpum zambesianum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=130380, retrieved 2 March 2024

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