Stadmannia oppositifolia Poir.
subsp. rhodesica Exell

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Synonyms:
Common names: Silky-plum (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree, sometimes multi-stemmed. Bark flaking in sizeable pieces giving a mottled grey appearance. Leaves spirally arranged, paripinnate, up to 15 cm long, with 2-3 pairs of elliptic leaflets, up c. 10 × 4 cm, shiny green and hairless above, paler and minutely hairy below, leathery with midrib prominent on both sides, apex rounded, often notched; margin entire. Flowers in axillary, catkin-like racemes, greenish-cream, unisexual on the same tree. Fruit 1-3-lobed, c. 12 mm in diameter, velvety, green to red. Seeds 1 in each lobe, c. 1 cm in diameter, brown, enclosed in a olive-green to red aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: oppositifolia: with opposite leaves
Habitat: In rocky gorges and on kopjes.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: South-eastern Zimbabwe and eastern Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa. Subsp. oppositifolia is known from Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar and Reunion.
Mozambique distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list 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 540. (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 Stadmania oppositifolia rhodesica

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 533. As Stadmania oppositifolia rhodesica

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 176.

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 Zimbabwe: Stadmannia oppositifolia subsp. rhodesica

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stadmannia oppositifolia
African Plant Database: Stadmannia oppositifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Stadmannia oppositifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Stadmannia oppositifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Stadmannia oppositifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Stadmannia oppositifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stadmannia oppositifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Stadmannia oppositifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stadmannia oppositifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stadmannia oppositifolia
Plants of the World Online: Stadmannia oppositifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Stadmannia oppositifolia
Tropicos: Stadmannia oppositifolia
Wikipedia: Stadmannia oppositifolia


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: Stadmannia oppositifolia subsp. rhodesica.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137460, retrieved 13 November 2019

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