Xylopia lukei D.M. Johnson & Goyder

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Synonyms: Xylopia sp. A. of FTEA (1971: 82)
Common names: Luke's bitterwood (English)
Frequency: Local and rare.
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: lukei: after William Richard Quentin Luke (1952-), field botanist and collector with particular expertise in the Flora of East Africa, who collected this species.
Habitat: In coastal dry forest and thicket on red sandy soils.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: South-eastern Tanzania and north-eastern Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Endangered
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 136. (Includes a picture).

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 76.

Verdcourt, B (1971). Annonaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa. Pages 82 - 83. As Xylopia sp. A.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xylopia lukei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Xylopia lukei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Xylopia lukei
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Xylopia lukei
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iNaturalist: Xylopia lukei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Xylopia lukei
JSTOR Plant Science: Xylopia lukei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xylopia lukei
Plants of the World Online: Xylopia lukei
Tropicos: Xylopia lukei
Wikipedia: Xylopia lukei

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Xylopia lukei.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=229850, retrieved 20 April 2024

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