Rhigozum zambesiacum Baker

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Rhigozum zambesiacum

Photo: Arthit Prasartkul
Boane, Maputo Province.

Rhigozum zambesiacum

Photo: Arthit Prasartkul
Boane, Maputo Province.

Rhigozum zambesiacum

Photo: Arthit Prasartkul
Boane, Maputo Province.

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Common names: Mopane rhigozum (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or multi-stemmed small tree up to c. 3 m tall. Branches rigid, armed with short spines. Leaves in clusters on short lateral branchlets or on the spines, imparipinnate with 2-5 pairs of small obovate leaflets and a terminal leaflet, 5-9 mm long; rhachis winged; margin entire. Flowers appearing with the leaves, showy, golden yellow, c. 3.5 cm in diameter, petals wrinkled along the edges, solitary or in few-flowered clusters among the leaves. Fruit a flattened slender capsule, c. 7 × 1.5 cm, pale brown with a sharply pointed tip, dehiscent.
Derivation of specific name: zambesiacum: of the Zambezi region
Habitat: In dry scrub, mopane woodland and on rocky outcrops and hillsides.
Altitude range: Up to 500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Eswatini and Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: MS,GI,M
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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Content last updated: Monday 16 September 2019

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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 30.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 604 - 605. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 40.

Setshogo, M.P. & Venter, F. (2003). Trees of Botswana: names and distribution SABONET Report No. 18 Southern African Botanical Diversity Network, Pretoria Page 35.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 416 - 417. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 480 - 481. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Rhigozum zambesiacum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rhigozum zambesiacum
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Wikipedia: Rhigozum zambesiacum

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Rhigozum zambesiacum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=152370, retrieved 23 February 2024

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