Glenniea africana (Radlk.) Leenh.

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Synonyms: Crossonephelis africana (Radlk.) Leenh.
Melanodiscus oblongus Radlk. ex Taub.
Common names: Double-litchi (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Bark grey to brown, smooth, becoming rough in older trees; young branchlets velvety. Leaves alternate, paripinnate with 2-3 pairs of elliptic leaflets 17 × 7 cm, more or less thinly textured, mostly hairless; third and lowest pair, if present, much smaller, near the base of the petiole, resembling large stipules. Flowers pink and yellowish, c. 4 mm in diameter, in axillary spike-like inflorescences, together appearing as a terminal head up to 20 cm long, unisexual on different trees. Fruit a subspherical berry, up to 2.5 cm long, 2-lobed, velvety, orange to golden-brown. Seed ellipsoid, flattened, without an aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: In woodland and forest, often in rocky places.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Apr
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: GI
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 535. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 256. As Crossonephelis africanus

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 528 - 529. As Melanodiscus oblongus (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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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: Glenniea africana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137420, retrieved 21 November 2019

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