Uapaca sansibarica Pax

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Uapaca sansibarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Mucandue River, not far from juction with Muvumodzi River, eastern Chimanimani Mts. (Main camp during second CEPF Chimanimani expedition)

Uapaca sansibarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Mucandue River, not far from juction with Muvumodzi River, eastern Chimanimani Mts. (Main camp during second CEPF Chimanimani expedition)

Uapaca sansibarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Mucandue River, not far from juction with Muvumodzi River, eastern Chimanimani Mts. (Main camp during second CEPF Chimanimani expedition)

Uapaca sansibarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Mucandue River, not far from juction with Muvumodzi River, eastern Chimanimani Mts. (Main camp during second CEPF Chimanimani expedition)

Uapaca sansibarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Mucandue River, not far from juction with Muvumodzi River, eastern Chimanimani Mts. (Main camp during second CEPF Chimanimani expedition)

Uapaca sansibarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Plateau above Mucandue River, not far from juction with Muvumodzi River, eastern Chimanimani Mts. (Main camp during second CEPF Chimanimani expedition)

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Synonyms:
Common names: Lesser mahobohobo (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves clustered near the ends of branches, obovate, stiff and leathery, shiny green above, paler below. Flowers greenish-yellow; sexes mostly on different trees. Fruit fleshy spherical, yellow when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In deciduous woodland and bamboo thickets.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mar - Apr
Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Angola, D. R. Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe; throughout East Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,T,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Abantis bamptoni (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Tuesday 2 August 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 421. (Includes a picture).

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

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 251.

Fowler, D.G. (2007). Zambian Plants: Their Vernacular Names and Uses, Kew Publishing

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 43.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 98 - 100. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 89.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 97.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Uapaca sansibarica
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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: Uapaca sansibarica.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134620, retrieved 19 November 2019

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