Terminalia trichopoda Diels

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Terminalia trichopoda

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National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Common names: Hybrid terminalia (English) Tawny cluster-leaf (English)
Small tree. Bark grey, roughish and fissured; branchlets flaking, revealing paler underbark. Leaves crowded near the ends of branches, more or less narrowly obovate, 10-15 cm long, leathery, hairless above, usually covered with coarse brownish hairs below; margin entire; petiole short and thick. Flowers in dense axillary spikes, white, cream or pale yellow, strongly but unpleasantly scented. Fruits in heavy pendent clusters, 2-winged, up to 7.5 × 4.5 cm, dull pink when ripe, drying pale brown.
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Flowering time:Apr
Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution: C,S
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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 692. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 35.

Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 155 - 157. (Includes a picture).

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Page 501. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 264.

Exell, A.W. (1978). Combretaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 173 - 174.

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 35.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 48.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 70. doubtful in the list

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 204.

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Flora of Botswana: Terminalia trichopoda
Flora of Caprivi: Terminalia trichopoda
Flora of Mozambique: Terminalia trichopoda
Flora of Zambia: Terminalia trichopoda
Flora of Zimbabwe: Terminalia trichopoda

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Terminalia trichopoda
African Plant Database: Terminalia trichopoda
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Terminalia trichopoda
Plants of the World Online: Terminalia trichopoda
Tropicos: Terminalia trichopoda
Wikipedia: Terminalia trichopoda

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Terminalia trichopoda.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142250, retrieved 22 July 2024

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