Dolichandrone alba (Sim) Sprague

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Dolichandrone alba

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Zongoene, Xai-Xai district, Gaza province

Dolichandrone alba

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Zongoene, Xai-Xai district, Gaza province

Dolichandrone alba

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Zongoene, Xai-Xai district, Gaza province

Dolichandrone alba

Photo: Warren McCleland
About 3 km north of Pande village

Dolichandrone alba

Photo: Warren McCleland
About 3 km north of Pande village

Dolichandrone alba

Photo: Warren McCleland
About 3 km north of Pande village

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Synonyms: Spathodea alba Sim
Common names: White Spathodea (English) White trumpetbush (English)
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous shrub or small tree. Leaves opposite, imparipinnate mostly with 3-4 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets ovate, elliptic or obovate, 1.5-8.5 cm long, lower leaflets smallest, subsessile except the terminal leaflets; margin entire or minutely serrate; pseudostipules ovate, up to 1 cm long. Inflorescences up to 48 cm long, many-flowered but with only 2-3 flowers opening at the same time. Flowers white with corolla tube 3.5-5.5 cm long and lobes rounded, 2-3 cm long, somewhat fleshy. Fruit 17-40 cm long, curved.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: alba: white.
Habitat: In deciduous woodland and thickets, on sandy soils.
Altitude range: Up to 300 m
Flowering time:Jun - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Only known from southern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Content last updated: Wednesday 20 June 2018
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 876. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 1010.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 37.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 81.

Diniz, M.A. (1988). Bignoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3) Pages 72 - 73. (Includes a picture).

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 24.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dolichandrone alba
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dolichandrone alba.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=169480, retrieved 22 September 2020

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