Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
var. maprouneifolia

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Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia var. maprouneifolia

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Bunga Camp, base of Mt Bunga, northwestern Gorongosa National Park.

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Common names: Duiker-berry (English) Kudu-berry (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Small tree. Leaves alternate, broadly ovate to rounded; margin entire. The leaves display bright autumn colours of yellow or red. Flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters, small and inconspicuous, pale green, unisexual on separate trees. Fruit ovoid to subspherical, slightly ribbed as if about to split into six segments, yellow when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: maprouneifolia: with leaves like a Maprounea, another genus in Euphorbiaceae
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jul - Nov
Worldwide distribution: From DRC, Burundi and Tanzania to Namibia and northern South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS,M
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 19 February 2009

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 419. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 318 - 319. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 110 - 111. (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 42.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 23 - 25. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 58.

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 76 - 77. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia var. maprouneifolia
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Flora of Malawi: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia var. maprouneifolia
Flora of Zambia: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia var. maprouneifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia var. maprouneifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia
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Wikipedia: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia

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: Species information: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia var. maprouneifolia., retrieved 9 December 2023

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