Allophylus rubifolius (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
var. rubifolius

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Common names: Lowveld false-currant (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets obovate to elliptic, 3-9cm long, glossy green above, paler below; domatia conspicuous in the axils of lateral veins below; margins irregularly crenate-dentate. Inflorescences axillary in branched or unbranched, catkin-like racemes. Flowers small cream or yellowish-green. Fruit fleshy, ovoid to near-spherical, orange-red to black when ripe.
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Habitat: In riverine thickets, woodland.
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Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 529. (Includes a picture).

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 502 - 503. As Allophylus rubifolius (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 76.

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Flora of Malawi: Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius., retrieved 26 February 2021

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