Oncoba welwitschii Oliv.

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Oncoba welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncoba welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncoba welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncoba welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncoba welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncoba welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise

Oncoba welwitschii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Aruwimi, DRCongo. © Botanic Garden Meise

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Synonyms: Caloncoba welwitschii (Oliv.) Gilg
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves crowded towards the ends of branches, ovate, up to 25 x 18 cm, rounded or slightly cordate at the base, 5-veined from the base; petiole up to 15 cm long; stipules up to 2.5 cm long, falling early. Flowers in clusters of 2-5, borne on older branches below but with the leaves, showy, up to 10 cm in diameter, scented. Petals c. 10, up to 4 cm long, spathulate-oblong, white, strongly veined towards the base. Stamens very numerous, up to 2 cm long, golden-yellow. Fruit a densely spiny capsule up to 8 cm in diameter with spines 1.5-2 cm long, splitting into 5-6 valves; style persistent.
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Habitat: In understorey of evergreen forest and forest patches.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 27 September 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 634. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 20. As Caloncoba welwitschii

Wild, H. (1960). Flacourtiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Page 270. As Caloncoba welwitschii

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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: Oncoba welwitschii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=175760, retrieved 14 November 2019

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