Monotes africanus A. DC.

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Monotes africanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Monotes africanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Monotes africanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Monotes africanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

Monotes africanus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path to Chisanga Falls, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Monotes rufotomentosus Gilg
Vatica africana Welw..& Kirk ex A.DC.
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Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree up to 8 m high; branchlets greyish or brownish, hairless. Leaves rather variable, elliptic to oblong or obovate, 5–10 cm long, obtuse to emarginate at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base; ufinely reticulate and hairless above, midrib and lateral veins often sticky with yellow glands, typically bullate in the angles made by the lateral veins and midrib; concolorous and fienrly velvety beneath; venation slightly depressed above and prominent beneath; lateral veins in 8–13 pairs, nearly straight but incurved at the apex without reaching the leaf margin. Inflorescences axillary, 1·5–3 cm long, few-flowered, rusty hairy. Sepals 2 mm long, densely rusty woolly. Petals 8 mm long, densely greyish hairy. Fruit subglobose, 1–1·5 cm wide, rounded to conical at the apex, greyish hairy; wings elliptic to obovate, 2·5–3·5 cm long, yellowish or brownish.
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Derivation of specific name: africanus: African
Habitat: In Brachystegia woodland, sometimes forming large stands.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: N,T
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Content last updated: Thursday 13 June 2019
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 138.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 620. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 52.

Duvigneaud, P. (1960-1). Dipterocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 415 - 416.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 46.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 79.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 262. (Includes a picture).

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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: Monotes africanus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=176820, retrieved 18 November 2019

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