Dobera loranthifolia (Warb.) Harms

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Dobera loranthifolia

Photo: Warren McCleland
Quisanga, Cabo Delgado.

Dobera loranthifolia

Photo: Warren McCleland
Quisanga, Cabo Delgado.

Dobera loranthifolia

Photo: Warren McCleland
Quisanga, Cabo Delgado.

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Synonyms: Dobera allenii N.E. Br.
Platymitium loranthifolium Warb.
Common names:
Status: Native
Unarmed, much-branched evergreen tree. Bark variable, black and flaky, pale grey rough and fissured or grey and smooth. Leaves opposite, elliptic to obovate 1.5-9.5 cm long, thin or somewhat leathery, almost hairless, somewhat blue-green; petiole 4-5 mm long. Flowers small, in axillary or terminal heads, greenish-white, c. 3 mm long.Fruit ellipsoid, 1-1.5 mm long, one-seeded.
Derivation of specific name: loranthifolia: with leaves like a Loranthus.
Habitat: In scrub and wooded grassland, usually on alluvial or sandy soils.
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Worldwide distribution: Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
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Content last updated: Sunday 28 September 2014

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 774. (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 107.

Vickery, A.R. (1983). Salvadoraceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 377 - 378. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dobera loranthifolia
African Plant Database: Dobera loranthifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dobera loranthifolia
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JSTOR Plant Science: Dobera loranthifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dobera loranthifolia
Plants of the World Online: Dobera loranthifolia
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Wikipedia: Dobera loranthifolia

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: Dobera loranthifolia., retrieved 9 June 2023

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