Lepisanthes senegalensis (Juss. ex Poir.) Leenh.

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Synonyms: Aphania senegalensis (Juss. ex Poir.) Radlk.
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Status: Native
Shrub or small to medium-sized tree. Leaves alternate to sub-opposite, bifoliolate; leaflets elliptic, 8-15 cm long, leathery, apex tapering, often curved down; margin entire, wavy. Flowers unisexual on the same tree, in terminal branched sprays, greenish-cream, small. Fruit ovoid, fleshy, c. 2 × 1.2 cm, occasionally 2-lobed, reddish, indehiscent.
Derivation of specific name: senegalensis: of Senegal
Habitat: In riverine forest and forested ravines.
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Flowering time:Jul - Sep
Worldwide distribution: From Senegal to Sudan, Ethiopia and south to Angola and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 537. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Page 83. as Aphania senegalensis

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 525 - 526. As Aphania senegalensis (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Lepisanthes senegalensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Lepisanthes senegalensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Lepisanthes senegalensis
African Plant Database: Lepisanthes senegalensis
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Wikipedia: Lepisanthes senegalensis

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: Lepisanthes senegalensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=175010, retrieved 21 July 2024

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