Allophylus chaunostachys Gilg

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Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Allophylus chaunostachys

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Allophylus buchananii Gilg ex Radlk.
Allophylus didymadenius Radlk.
Allophylus gazensis Baker f.
Allophylus richardsiae Exell
Allophylus tenuifolius Radlk.
Common names: Forest false-currant (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Branchlets with conspicuous pale lenticels. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets elliptic, up to 16 cm long, central leaflet longer than lateral ones, glossy dark green above, paler below, thinly leathery, hairless except for hairtuft domatia in the axils of the veins below; margin with shallow spaced teeth to subentire. Flowers in mostly unbranched racemes 10-24 cm long, whitish. Fruit almost round, fleshy, c. 6 mm in diameter, red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: chaunostachys: with wide (chaunos) spikes.
Habitat: In the understorey of submontane forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Mar - May
Worldwide distribution: Eastern DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 10 October 2018
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 259.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 526. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 642.

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 107.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 256.

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 500 - 504. Also as Allophylus didymadenius & A. richardsiae (Includes a picture).

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 76.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 95.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 368 - 369. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 172 - 173.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Page 523.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 99.

Other sources of information about Allophylus chaunostachys:

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Flora of Mozambique: Allophylus chaunostachys
Flora of Zambia: Allophylus chaunostachys
Flora of Zimbabwe: Allophylus chaunostachys

External websites:

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


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Allophylus chaunostachys.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137360, retrieved 12 December 2018

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