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.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 397. (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. Also as Dichapetalum zambesianum

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 83.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dichapetalum barbosae
African Plant Database: 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
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Dichapetalum barbosae
iNaturalist: 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
Plants of the World Online: Dichapetalum barbosae
Tropicos: Dichapetalum barbosae
Wikipedia: Dichapetalum barbosae


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Dichapetalum barbosae.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=179160, retrieved 4 December 2020

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