Micklethwaitia carvalhoi (Harms) G.P. Lewis & Schrire

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Micklethwaitia carvalhoi

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Napuda, Cabo Delgado

Micklethwaitia carvalhoi

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Quisanga, Cabo Delgado.

Micklethwaitia carvalhoi

Photo: Warren McCleland
Quisanga, Cabo Delgado.

Micklethwaitia carvalhoi

Photo: Warren McCleland
West of Pemba Bay, Metuge, Cabo Delgado.

Micklethwaitia carvalhoi

Photo: Warren McCleland
West of Pemba Bay, Metuge, Cabo Delgado.

Micklethwaitia carvalhoi

Photo: Warren McCleland
West of Pemba Bay, Metuge, Cabo Delgado.

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Synonyms: Brenaniodendron carvalhoi (Harms) J. Léonard
Cynometra carvalhoi Harms
Common names:
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous tree. Bark smooth, grey. Leaves paripinnate with 3-4 pairs of leaflets; petiole 1.4-2.1 cm long; rhachis 3-8 cm long, channelled above; hairless or pubescent; leaflets elliptic to obovate, up to 7.6 cm long, slightly asymmetric, hairless or pubescent; terminal pair largest; 1-3 resinous glands present near the base of each leaflet. Inflorescences in 8-12-flowered, leaf-opposed racemes, appearing terminal on short shoots. Flowers white with narrowly obovate-elliptic petals 4-6 mm long, strongly midveined. Pod flattened, asymmetrically obtriangular, 10-14 cm long, ridged along each side of the upper margin, explosively dehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: carvalhoi: named after Manuel Rodriguez de Carvalho, a plant collector in Mozambique around 1884.
Habitat: Open coastal forest onred or black clay soils.
Altitude range: 10 - 150 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from northern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
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Content last updated: Sunday 28 September 2014
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 58 - 60. (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 260. (Includes a picture).

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


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: Micklethwaitia carvalhoi.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=173600, retrieved 28 January 2020

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