Friesodielsia obovata (Benth.) Verdc.

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Friesodielsia obovata

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Zambezi NP, Victoria Falls

Friesodielsia obovata

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Rimiti West (2nd stop), rd to Birchenough Bridge

Friesodielsia obovata

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300m before Umvumvumvu Gorge bridge

Friesodielsia obovata

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Zambezi NP, Victoria Falls

Friesodielsia obovata

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4km before Wengezi junction coming from Chimanimani

Friesodielsia obovata

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Southern Cross Farm, Chegutu

Friesodielsia obovata

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Southern Cross Farm, Chegutu

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Synonyms: Popowia obovata (Benth.) Engl. & Diels
Common names: Northern dwaba-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status:
Description:
Scrambling shrub or very small tree. Leaves alternate, obovate, bluish-green with conspicuous pale veins, velvety when young. Flowers solitary, terminal or above the leaf axils, cream to greenish yellow, fleshy.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: obovata: with obovate leaves
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Angola, southern DRC, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Malawi distribution:
Growth form(s): Climber, tree, liane, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Graphium leonidas leonidas (Food plant)
Graphium porthaon porthaon (Larval foodplant)
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 59. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 18.

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 205 - 206. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 87. (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 23.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 236.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 72. (Includes a picture).

Kamumvuri, G. (ed.) (2004). Plants of Zimbabwe Report No. 1 National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Pickering, H. & Roe, E. (2009). Wild Flowers of the Victoria Falls Area Helen Pickering, London Page 25. (Includes a picture).

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 123 - 124. as Popowia obovata (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 23.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 196.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 158 - 159. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Botswana: Friesodielsia obovata
Flora of Caprivi: Friesodielsia obovata
Flora of Mozambique: Friesodielsia obovata
Flora of Zambia: Friesodielsia obovata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Friesodielsia obovata

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Friesodielsia obovata.
http://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123810, retrieved 21 November 2017

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