Carpodiptera africana Mast.

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Carpodiptera africana

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Carpodiptera africana

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Carpodiptera africana

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Carpodiptera africana

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Carpodiptera africana

Photo: Warren McCleland
Pande, Inhassoro District.

Carpodiptera africana

Photo: Warren McCleland
3 km south-east of Save Pan

Carpodiptera africana

Photo: Warren McCleland
3 km south-east of Save Pan

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Status: Native
Description:
Small tree; young branches sparsely stellate hairy. Leaves alternate, ovate to oblong, up to 20 cm long, rounded or cordate at the base; stellate hairy only when young; margin entire or somewhat wavy; petiole up to 6 cm long. Inflorescences in axillary branched heads on peduncles up to 3.5 cm long, stellate hairy. Flowers unisexual usually on different trees with obovate white petals 5-6 mm long. Numerous yellow stamens present in both sexes but shorter and sterile in female flowers. Fruit an ellipsoid, 2-valved capsule up to 1.5 cm long; each valve with 2 unequal leaf-like wings, 2-5 cm long.
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Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: In coastal Brachystegia woodland, mixed woodland and thickets.
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Worldwide distribution: Coastal Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,GI
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Content last updated: Thursday 18 August 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 566. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 682. (Includes a picture).

Wild, H. (1963). Tiliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 33 - 35. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Carpodiptera africana
African Plant Database: Carpodiptera africana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Carpodiptera africana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Carpodiptera africana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Carpodiptera africana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Carpodiptera africana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Carpodiptera africana
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Carpodiptera africana
iNaturalist: Carpodiptera africana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Carpodiptera africana
JSTOR Plant Science: Carpodiptera africana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Carpodiptera africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Carpodiptera africana
Plants of the World Online: Carpodiptera africana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Carpodiptera africana
Tropicos: Carpodiptera africana
Wikipedia: Carpodiptera africana


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: Carpodiptera africana.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170600, retrieved 7 July 2020

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