Parkia filicoidea Oliv.

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Parkia filicoidea

Photo: Judd Welwitch
Mopela, Zambezia Province

Parkia filicoidea

Photo: Judd Welwitch
Mopela, Zambezia Province

Parkia filicoidea

Photo: Judd Welwitch
Mopela, Zambezia Province

Parkia filicoidea

Photo: Judd Welwitch
Mopela, Zambezia Province

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Status: Native
Tree 8-30(35) m. high. Young branchlets glabrous or puberulous. Leaves with pinnae opposite, in 4-11 pairs; leaflets 10-18 or more pairs, oblong, rounded at apex, asymmetrically rounded or subtruncate at the base. Peduncles up to 50 cm long; flowers red, in dense, electric light bulb-shaped inflorescences. Pods leathery.
Derivation of specific name: filicoidea: fern-like, referring to the large bipinnate leaves.
Habitat: Gallery forest near rivers and lakes.
Altitude range: 130 - 900 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Content last updated: Tuesday 17 March 2020

Brenan, J.P.M. (1970). Mimosoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(1) Pages 12 - 13. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 231. (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 65.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 95.

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 93.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 317 - 319. (Includes a picture).

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

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: Parkia filicoidea., retrieved 21 March 2023

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