Tristellateia africana S. Moore

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Tristellateia africana

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Near Chidenguele, between Quissico and Xai-xai

Tristellateia africana

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Near Chidenguele, between Quissico and Xai-xai

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Status: Native
Liane to 5 m long. Leaves: lamina ovate to broadly elliptic, hairless when mature; petiole with a pair of glands near apex. Inflorescence 5-12 cm long, a many-flowered raceme. Flowers c. 2.5 cm in diameter. Petals yellow, ± oblong, unguiculate; apex rounded; base cordate to ± sagittate. Filaments yellow or red; anthers yellow to orange. Fruit a samara, the lateral wing divided into 6 usually minutely dentate lobes.
Derivation of specific name: africana: of Africa
Habitat: In sandy soils near the sea-shore or in coastal thickets or on coral rocks.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,GI
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Content last updated: Tuesday 31 August 2010

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 390. (Includes a picture).

Launert, E. (1963). Malpighiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 113 - 114. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Tristellateia africana
African Plant Database: Tristellateia africana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Tristellateia africana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Tristellateia africana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tristellateia africana
JSTOR Plant Science: Tristellateia africana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tristellateia africana
Plants of the World Online: Tristellateia africana
Tropicos: Tristellateia africana
Wikipedia: Tristellateia africana

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Tristellateia africana., retrieved 11 December 2023

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