Heteropyxis dehniae Suess.

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Heteropyxis dehniae

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Domboshawa

Heteropyxis dehniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Heteropyxis dehniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Heteropyxis dehniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Heteropyxis dehniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Heteropyxis dehniae

Photo: Bart Wursten
Besna Kobila farm, Matobo

Heteropyxis dehniae

Photo: Mark Hyde
By path to Great Enclosure, Great Zimbabwe

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Synonyms:
Common names: Lavender tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tree to 20 m. Bark distinctive, ± smooth, pale grey, sometimes almost white, with pale yellowish-brown patches where outer bark has fallen off. Leaves: petiole to 2.5 cm; lamina (3-)6-14 × (1-)2-4(-5) cm, usually broadly lanceolate, sometimes ovate, gland-dotted and with domatia, ± pubescent when young, glabrescent; base attenuate; apex acute. Cymes paniculate, male panicles larger than female; rhachis of inflorescence and pedicels usually densely pubescent. Male flowers: petals 2 × 2 mm, subcircular. Female flowers: style to 2.5 mm, stigma papillose, reddish. Capsule 3-4 × 2-2.5 mm, ellipsoid, gland-dotted. Outer seeds 2-3 × 0.5 mm.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Among rocks on kopjes and hillsides
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and South Africa
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 180. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 703. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 172 - 173. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, A. (1978). Heteropyxidaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 212 - 215. (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 54.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 57. as Heteropyxis ruto-rhamnoides (nom. nud. for H. natalensis)

Other sources of information about Heteropyxis dehniae:

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Flora of Malawi: Heteropyxis dehniae
Flora of Zimbabwe: Heteropyxis dehniae
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Heteropyxis dehniae

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Heteropyxis dehniae
African Plant Database: Heteropyxis dehniae
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Heteropyxis dehniae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Heteropyxis dehniae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Heteropyxis dehniae
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Heteropyxis dehniae
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Heteropyxis dehniae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Heteropyxis dehniae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Heteropyxis dehniae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Heteropyxis dehniae
JSTOR Plant Science: Heteropyxis dehniae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Heteropyxis dehniae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Heteropyxis dehniae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Heteropyxis dehniae
Tropicos: Heteropyxis dehniae


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: Heteropyxis dehniae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142480, retrieved 21 July 2019

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