Fagaropsis angolensis (Engl.) Dale

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Fagaropsis angolensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Imire, between Bush Camp and stream

Fagaropsis angolensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Imire, between Bush Camp and stream

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Synonyms: Clausenopsis angolensis (Engl.) Engl. var. mollis Suess.
Fagaropsis angolensis (Engl.) Dale var. mollis (Suess.) Mendonça
Common names:
Status: Native
Deciduous tree to 15 m. Leaves 12-30 cm; leaflets opposite, in 2-4 pairs; lamina ovate or oblong-ovate to elliptic, 4-9 × 2-4 cm, softly hairy on both surfaces; margin entire, with a row of closely-spaced pellucid gland dots; apex acute or acuminate; base asymmetric. Inflorescence of panicles arising at the end of the previous year's branches. Flowers 4-merous. Petals 4, 5-6 mm long, oblanceolate. Male flowers: stamens 8. Female flowers: staminodes present; ovary 4-locular. Fruit 6-7 mm in diameter.

According to the African Plants Database, the var. mollis is no longer recognised.
Derivation of specific name: angolensis: of Angola
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical East Africa, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi
Malawi distribution: N?,C,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
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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 352. (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 21.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 248.

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 75.

Mendonça, F. A. (1963). Rutaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 184 - 191. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Fagaropsis angolensis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Fagaropsis angolensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Fagaropsis angolensis
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Fagaropsis angolensis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133060, retrieved 14 April 2024

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