Scorodophloeus torrei Lock

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Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Notes: The specialized habitat is threatened by clearance for agriculture, firewood collection and potential tourism development
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Coastal forest and thicket on old sand dunes
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Coastal regions of Niassa and Zambezia provinces, Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 56 - 58. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 264. (Includes a picture).

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 87.

Lock, J.M. (2006). A New Species of Scorodophloeus (Leguminosae: Caesalpinioideae: Detarieae) from Mozambique Kew Bulletin 61(2) Pages 257 - 259. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Scorodophloeus torrei
African Plant Database: Scorodophloeus torrei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Scorodophloeus torrei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Scorodophloeus torrei
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Scorodophloeus torrei
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iNaturalist: Scorodophloeus torrei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Scorodophloeus torrei
JSTOR Plant Science: Scorodophloeus torrei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Scorodophloeus torrei
Plants of the World Online: Scorodophloeus torrei
Tropicos: Scorodophloeus torrei
Wikipedia: Scorodophloeus torrei

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Scorodophloeus torrei., retrieved 24 April 2024

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