Allophylus rubifolius (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
var. rubifolius

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Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main Zvishavane - Rutenga road

Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main Zvishavane - Rutenga road

Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main Zvishavane - Rutenga road

Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main Zvishavane - Rutenga road

Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along main Zvishavane - Rutenga road

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Synonyms:
Common names: Lowveld false-currant (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves trifoliolate; leaflets obovate to elliptic, 3-9cm long, glossy green above, paler below; domatia conspicuous in the axils of lateral veins below; margins irregularly crenate-dentate. Inflorescences axillary in branched or unbranched, catkin-like racemes. Flowers small cream or yellowish-green. Fruit fleshy, ovoid to near-spherical, orange-red to black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In riverine thickets, woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mpumalanga South Africa.
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 529. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 644 - 645.

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. as Allophylus rubifolius

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 502 - 503. As Allophylus rubifolius (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. as Allophylus rubifolius

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Flora of Mozambique: Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius
Flora of Zambia: Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius
Flora of Zimbabwe: Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Allophylus rubifolius
African Plant Database: Allophylus rubifolius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Allophylus rubifolius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Allophylus rubifolius
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Allophylus rubifolius
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Allophylus rubifolius
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Allophylus rubifolius
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Allophylus rubifolius
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Allophylus rubifolius
JSTOR Plant Science: Allophylus rubifolius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Allophylus rubifolius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Allophylus rubifolius
Plants of the World Online: Allophylus rubifolius
Tropicos: Allophylus rubifolius
Wikipedia: Allophylus rubifolius


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Allophylus rubifolius var. rubifolius.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137390, retrieved 3 August 2021

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