Lannea antiscorbutica (Hiern) Engl.

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Synonyms: Calesiam antiscorbutica Hiern
Common names: N'tchilussua (Sena) Sand false-marula (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small to medium-sized tree. Leaves imparipinnate with 2-4 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet. Leaflets lanceolate, elliptic to oblong, 4-14 cm long, more or less glabrous when mature except for domatia in the axils of lateral veins below; young leaves densely covered in pink or white glandular hairs and resinous; apex pointed; margin entire. Flowers in clustered spikes at the ends of branchlets, creamy-yellow, densely covered in woolly stellate hairs, appearing before the leaves. Fruits subspherical to ovoid, fleshy, 9 × 7 mm.
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Habitat: Occurring in woodland and sand forest, on alluvial soils and termite mounds.
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Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Mozambique and Zambia
Mozambique distribution: M
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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 477. (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 21.

Fernandes, R. & A. (1966). Anacardiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Page 563.

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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: Lannea antiscorbutica., retrieved 20 June 2024

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