Astropanax goetzenii (Harms) Lowry, G.M.Plunkett, Gostel & Frodin

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Astropanax goetzenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

Astropanax goetzenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

Astropanax goetzenii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

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Synonyms: Schefflera barteri sensu Tennant in Kew Bull. 15: 331 (1961) p.p.; in F.T.E.A., Aral.: 19 (1968).
Schefflera goetzenii Harms
Schefflera volkensii sensu Steedman, Trees, Shrubs & Lianes of Southern Rhodesia: 59 (1933).
Common names:
Status: Native
Strong climbing liane or sometimes a shrub or small tree. Leaves digitate with 4-11 leathery leaflets. Stipules conspicuous and persistent. Inflorescences in groups of racemes of small umbels. Flowers small, greenish-yellow.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In montane evergreen forests.
Altitude range: 1000 - 2500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: DRC and eastern tropical Africa south to Mozambique and Zimbabwe
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s): Climber, liane.
Endemic status:
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Bamps, P. (1974). Contribution à l'étude des Araliacées africaines Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 44(1/2) Pages 131 - 132.

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 78.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 720. (Includes a picture).

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Araliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 623 - 624. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 49.

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 28.

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 24.

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

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 19.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 27.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 59. in error as Schefflera volkensii (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 46.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 72.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 156 - 157. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Astropanax goetzenii
Flora of Mozambique: Astropanax goetzenii
Flora of Zambia: Astropanax goetzenii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Astropanax goetzenii

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

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: Astropanax goetzenii., retrieved 22 July 2024

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