Zanha golungensis Hiern

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Zanha golungensis

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Zanha golungensis

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Zanha golungensis

Photo: Rob Burrett
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Common names: Smooth-fruit zanha (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or tree up to 18 m high. Leaves pinnate; leaflets in 3-7 pairs, subsessile, elliptic-oblong, hairless when mature (sometimes sparsely pubescent when young); apex obtuse and often acuminate; margin crenate, shallowly dentate or entire; base othen somewhat asymmetric. Inflorescences in congested subspherical heads, 1.5-2 cm in diameter. Sepals 2-2.5 mm, greenish; petals absent. Fruit ellipsoid or nearly spherical, up to 2 × 1.5 cm long, yellow or pink, hairless.
Notes: The leaves of this species may appear to be either paripinnate or imparipinnate.
Derivation of specific name: golungensis: named from Golungo Alto in Cuanza Norte province in Angola where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: Woodland, termite mounds and evergreen forest
Altitude range: Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa
Malawi distribution: S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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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 541. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 657 - 658.

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.

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) Page 538. (Includes a picture).

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 58.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 174.

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. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 225.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 535 - 536. (Includes a picture).

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

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Zanha golungensis., retrieved 17 February 2020

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