Salacia leptoclada Tul.

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Salacia leptoclada

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community, lower slopes Chimanimani Mts

Salacia leptoclada

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community, lower slopes Chimanimani Mts

Salacia leptoclada

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community, lower slopes Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Salacia baumannii Loes.
Salacia wardii Verdoorn
Common names: Sand lemon-rope (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree but often a liane. Stems hairless, with paired raised lines when young, purple-brown and sometimes with raised lenticels when older. Leaves mostly opposite, sometimes alternate on climbing shoots, lanceolate, oblong-lanceolate to ovate, 5-12 cm long, glossy dark green above, paler beneath; margin entire to shallowly, bluntly toothed; petiole 3-8 mm long. Stipules absent. Flowers in axillary clusters on pedicels 3-10 mm long, bisexual; petals 2-3 mm long, oblong-elliptic, yellow to greenish-yellow; disk convex-cylindric, greenish-yellow; stamens 3; style narrowly pyramidal. Fruit, globose, 1.2-3 cm in diameter, smooth, orange to orange-red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: leptoclada: thin-stemmed or -branched
Habitat: In evergreen and deciduous forest.
Altitude range: Up to 915 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Also in Madagascar and Comoro Islands.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS,GI
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Sunday 10 January 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 513. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 634.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 44.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 255.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 165.

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 34.

Robson, N.K.B. (1966). Celastraceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 397. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Salacia leptoclada
African Plant Database: Salacia leptoclada
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Salacia leptoclada
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Salacia leptoclada
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Salacia leptoclada
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Salacia leptoclada
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JSTOR Plant Science: Salacia leptoclada
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Salacia leptoclada
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Salacia leptoclada
The Plant List (version 1.1): Salacia leptoclada
Tropicos: Salacia leptoclada


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: Salacia leptoclada.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137230, retrieved 24 July 2019

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