Strychnos innocua Delile

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Strychnos innocua

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Synonyms:
Common names: Powder-bark monkey-orange (English)
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Status: Native
Description:
Unarmed small tree to 6 m. Bark grey to grey-brown, smooth, somewhat powdery, the powder easily rubbing off. Leaves: lamina elliptic to obovate, 4-10 × 2-7 cm, dull green, almost concolorous with conspicuous pale net-veining on both surfaces. Flowers in 2- or 4-flowered heads in axillary clusters, greenish-yellow to cream. Fruit ± spherical, 4-7.5 cm in diameter, bluish-green turning yellow.
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Habitat: In open woodland and on rocky hills.
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Worldwide distribution: Guinea to Ethiopia and south to Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: Z
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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 775. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 268.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 361 - 362.

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 58.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 26.

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 42 - 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 Page 117.

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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: Strychnos innocua.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144350, retrieved 7 December 2021

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