Deinbollia oblongifolia (E. Mey.) Radlk.

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Deinbollia oblongifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Deinbollia oblongifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Deinbollia oblongifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Deinbollia oblongifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Deinbollia oblongifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Deinbollia oblongifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Deinbollia oblongifolia

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Deinbollia oblongifolia

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Dunes close to Xai-xai

Deinbollia oblongifolia

Photo: Ton Rulkens
Dunes close to Xai-xai

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Synonyms: Hippobromus oblongifolius (E. Mey.) Drège
Rhus oblongifolia E. Mey.
Sapindus oblongifolius (E. Mey.) Sond.
Common names: Dune soap-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Smallish shrub up to 1.5 m tall. Leaves up to 30 cm long, paripinnate with 5-7 pairs of leaflets; rhachis and petiole often ribbed but not winged, hairless or sparsely pubescent; leaflets elliptic-oblong, up to 15 cm long, hairless or almost so; margin entire; petiole up to 9 cm long, hairless or sparsely pubescent in the grooves. Inflorescence terminal, up to 35 cm long, fulvous hairy. Flowers cream. Fruit ellipsoid or subglobose, 10-15 mm long, whitish-yellow.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: oblongifolia with oblong leaves (leaflets).
Habitat: In coastal thickets.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: Z,GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Hypolycaena philippus philippus (Larval foodplant)
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Content last updated: Sunday 5 June 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 532. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 647.

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 108.

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 521 - 522.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 430 - 431. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 498 - 499. (Includes a picture).

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External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Deinbollia oblongifolia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=182200, retrieved 19 July 2019

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