Pancovia golungensis (Hiern) Exell & Mendonça

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Pancovia golungensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At top of wooded slope, Khodzue River Gorge

Pancovia golungensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At top of wooded slope, Khodzue River Gorge

Pancovia golungensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At top of wooded slope, Khodzue River Gorge

Pancovia golungensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At top of wooded slope, Khodzue River Gorge

Pancovia golungensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
At top of wooded slope, Khodzue River Gorge

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Synonyms: Aphania golungensis Hiern
Common names: False soap-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or slender tree. Bark pale grey-brown smooth; young branches hairless with reddish lenticels. Leaves spirally arranged, imparipinnate, up to 30 cm long mostly with 3-4 pairs of leaflets; leaflets elliptic-oblong with a driptip, 8-14 cm long, thinly textured, hairless; margin entire, sometimes wavy; petiolules short. Flowers in axillary spikes or racemes and on the old wood, unisexual on different trees, white or cream. Fruit with 2-3 ovoid carpels, up to 2.5 × 2 cm, joined at the base, orange-yellow, sometimes velvety.
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Habitat: Evergreen forest, mainly in coastal areas.
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Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and South Africa. Possibly also in Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 26 September 2017
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 538. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 648.

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 108.

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 22.

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 525 - 528. (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 169.

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.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 432 - 433. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 502 - 503. (Includes a picture).

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 533 - 535. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Pancovia golungensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pancovia golungensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pancovia golungensis
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pancovia golungensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pancovia golungensis
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Pancovia golungensis
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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: Pancovia golungensis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137410, retrieved 19 October 2019

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