Dichapetalum barbosae Torre

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Dichapetalum barbosae

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Sofala

Dichapetalum barbosae

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Sofala

Dichapetalum barbosae

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu, Sofala

Dichapetalum barbosae

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
By the Via Entrada, Catapu

Dichapetalum barbosae

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
By the Via Entrada, Catapu

Dichapetalum barbosae

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
By the Via Entrada, Catapu

Dichapetalum barbosae

Photo: Warren McCleland
About 6 km south of Palma

Dichapetalum barbosae

Photo: Warren McCleland
About 6 km south of Palma

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Synonyms: Dichapetalum zambesianum Torre
Common names: Sofala Poison-leaf (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Climbing shrub; bark with numerous small lenticels. Leaves oblong-elliptic or oblong, glabrous on both surfaces; petiole c. 5 mm long; stipules subulate. Inflorescence a short axillary cyme, peduncle 1-3 mm long. Sepals oblong, c. 3 mm, tomentose. Petals lanceolate, c. 4 mm, deeply 2-lobed. Ovary tomentose. Fruit c. 1.5 × 1 cm, ellipsoid, densely white-tomentose.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: barbosae: named after the collector of the type specimen
Habitat: In woodland and sand forest and on the margins of rivers.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Southeastern Tanzania and Northeastern Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Content last updated: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Literature:

Breteler, F.J. (1986). The African Dichapetalaceae IX; A taxonomical revision Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 86(3) Page 31.

Torre, A.R. (1963). Dichapetalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 323 - 324. Also as Dichapetalum zambesianum

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dichapetalum barbosae
African Plant Database: Dichapetalum barbosae
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Dichapetalum barbosae
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dichapetalum barbosae
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dichapetalum barbosae
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Dichapetalum barbosae
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Dichapetalum barbosae
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dichapetalum barbosae
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Dichapetalum barbosae
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dichapetalum barbosae
JSTOR Plant Science: Dichapetalum barbosae
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Dichapetalum barbosae
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dichapetalum barbosae
The Plant List (version 1.1): Dichapetalum barbosae
Tropicos: Dichapetalum barbosae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dichapetalum barbosae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179160, retrieved 23 October 2018

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