Ritchiea capparoides (Andrews) Britten
var. capparoides

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Synonyms: Crataeva capparoides Andrews
Crataeva fragrans Sims
Maerua insignis Pax
Ritchiea bussei Gilg
Ritchiea fragariodora Gilg
Ritchiea fragrans (Sims) R. Br. ex G.Don
Ritchiea insignis (Pax) Gilg
Ritchiea werthiana Gilg
Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: capparoides: resembling Capparis.
Habitat: In understorey and at margins of evergreen forest and in riverine thickets.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa as far as Angola, Zambia and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 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 165. (Includes a picture).

De Wolf, G.P. (1961). The Genus Ritchiea in East and West Africa Kirkia 1 Pages 95 - 96.

Wild, H. (1960). Capparaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 242 - 244. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zambia: Ritchiea capparoides var. capparoides

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Ritchiea capparoides var. capparoides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=177750, retrieved 1 April 2023

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