Philenoptera bussei (Harms) Schrire

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Philenoptera bussei

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About 1km up stream from Devils Gates in Kanyemba, Guruve.

Philenoptera bussei

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mahenye

Philenoptera bussei

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mahenye

Philenoptera bussei

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mahenye

Philenoptera bussei

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mahenye

Philenoptera bussei

Photo: Mark Hyde
Mahenye

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Synonyms: Lonchocarpus bussei Harms
Lonchocarpus menyharthii Schinz
Common names: Narrow lance-pod (English) Small apple-leaf (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender deciduous tree. Bark grey, flaking in older trees. Leaves imparipinnate with 3-7 pairs of leaflets and a terminal leaflet; leaflets oblong to oblanceolate, 4-9 cm long, dark green above, paler and velvety below, particularly when young; apex tapering. Flowers in pendulous sprays, pale-mauve to purple, appearing before the new leaves. Pods in pendulous clusters, flat, up to 10 cm long, straw-coloured to pale brown, indehiscent.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: bussei: named after W. Busse, German agricultural officer and collector in Tanganyika (now Tanzania).
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. and Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 100 - 101.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 325. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 223. as Lonchocarpus bussei

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 247. As Lonchocarpus bussei

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 50.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 102.

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Flora of Mozambique: Philenoptera bussei
Flora of Zambia: Philenoptera bussei
Flora of Zimbabwe: Philenoptera bussei

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Philenoptera bussei
African Plant Database: Philenoptera bussei
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JSTOR Plant Science: Philenoptera bussei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Philenoptera bussei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Philenoptera bussei
Plants of the World Online: Philenoptera bussei
The Plant List (version 1.1): Philenoptera bussei
Tropicos: Philenoptera bussei
Wikipedia: Philenoptera bussei


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Philenoptera bussei.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131180, retrieved 19 October 2019

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