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.

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

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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 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dolichandrone alba.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=169480, retrieved 19 November 2019

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