Acridocarpus chloropterus Oliv.

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Acridocarpus chloropterus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nhamacalapia road, Catapu

Acridocarpus chloropterus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nhamacalapia road, Catapu

Acridocarpus chloropterus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nhamacalapia road, Catapu

Acridocarpus chloropterus

Photo: Mark Hyde
Nhamacalapia road, Catapu

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Status: Native
Description:
Scandent shrub or tall woody climber, with branches up to 15 m long. Leaf lamina 7-15 × 2-5 cm, oblong or oblong-elliptic, usually with 1 pair of glands near the insertion of the petiole beneath, ferrugineous-tomentose on both surfaces when young, later becoming glabrous, the older ones with the tomentum persisting beside the midrib beneath; base rounded. Petiole 2-6 mm, stout, channelled. Inflorescences of many-flowered, pyramidal racemes. Bracts 1-2 mm long, triangular-lanceolate; bracteoles minute, eglandular. Calyx with 2-3 circular glands; sepals ovate. Petals up to 11 × 8 mm, elliptic to ovate, unguiculate, yellow. Wing of the samara up to 4 cm long, oblique-ovate.
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Habitat: Climbing on forest edges, in clearings and in thickets, often close to streams
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
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Content last updated: Thursday 6 March 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 391. (Includes a picture).

Launert, E. (1963). Malpighiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 111 - 113.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acridocarpus chloropterus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acridocarpus chloropterus
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Acridocarpus chloropterus
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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: Acridocarpus chloropterus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=170880, retrieved 16 October 2019

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