Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.

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Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Levasflor Concession, Cheringoma, Mozambique

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Just off the Zimbabwe-Beira road, just outside Chimoio

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Just off the Zimbabwe-Beira road, just outside Chimoio

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Just off the Zimbabwe-Beira road, just outside Chimoio

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chironde area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chironde area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Petra Ballings
Chironde area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chironde area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chironde area, Coutada 12, Cheringoma

Brackenridgea zanguebarica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road to Mpawe Village,Coutada 12, Cheringoma

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Synonyms: Pleuroridgea zanguebarica (Oliv.) Van Tiegh.
Common names: Brackenridgea (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small deciduous tree. Bark very rough and corky, dark grey to black with bright yellow pigment, revealed when damaged. Leaves elliptic to obovate, 4-5 cm, glossy dark green above paler and dull green below, hairless, lateral veins fine and numerous at 45 degrees to the midrib; margin with very fine, gland-tipped teeth. Flowers in terminal, 2-4-flowered clusters, white to cream or pink, similar to Ochna flowers, showy but very short-lived. Fruit 1-3 small ovoid drupes, surrounded by the crimson, elongated, persistent calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: zanguebarica: of Zanzibar
Habitat:
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 6 January 2018
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 260.

Robson, N.K.B. (1963). Ochnaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 252 - 254. (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 Page 127.

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Flora of Mozambique: Brackenridgea zanguebarica
Flora of Zimbabwe: Brackenridgea zanguebarica

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


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: Brackenridgea zanguebarica.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140330, retrieved 16 October 2018

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