Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh.

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Pappea capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Pappea capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Pappea capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Khami Ruins

Pappea capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Khami Ruins

Pappea capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Khami Ruins

Pappea capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hillside Dam, Bulawayo

Pappea capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hillside Dam, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Pappea fulva Conrath
Common names: Indaba tree (English) Jacket plum (English) Judgement tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous tree up to 10 m. Leaves: petiole up to 15 mm; lamina up to 10 × 6 cm, oblong to narrowly oblong, shortly pubescent above, tomentellous beneath; base rounded to subcordate; apex rounded and usually shortly mucronate; margin entire to sharply spiny-serrate. Inflorescence up to 16 cm. Flowers yellowish or greenish in fascicles or small subsessile cymes along the rhachis. Petals 0.7-1 mm in diameter. Fruit c.10 mm in diameter, subspherical, tomentellous. Seed c.7 mm in diameter, subspherical, black, shiny, nearly surrounded by the fleshy, orange-red arillode
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
Habitat: In open woodland, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mainly Jan - May
Worldwide distribution: From Kenya to the Cape, South Africa
Mozambique distribution: T,MS,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Anthene definita definita (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Monday 10 August 2009
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 539. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 20.

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

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 540 - 541. (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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 100.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 43. (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 Pages 173 - 174.

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Flora of Botswana: Pappea capensis
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Flora of Zambia: Pappea capensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pappea capensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pappea capensis
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Pappea capensis
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Pappea capensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pappea capensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Pappea capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pappea capensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pappea capensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pappea capensis
Tropicos: Pappea capensis


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: Pappea capensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137450, retrieved 24 June 2019

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