Alangium chinense (Lour.) Harms

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Alangium chinense

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Alangium chinense

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Alangium chinense

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Alangium chinense

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

Alangium chinense

Photo: Mark Hyde
SRGH

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Synonyms: Alangium begoniifolium (Roxb.) Baill.
Marlea begoniifolia Roxb.
Stylidium chinense Lour.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Slender tree. Leaves alternate, variously ovate, conspicuously 4-5 veined from the markedly asymmetric base. Young leaves often palmately lobed. Flowers in small axillary clusters, creamy-white to pale yellow with golden hairs., sweetly scented. Fruit fleshy, flattened, crowned with the remains of the old calyx.
Notes: Not recorded for Malawi in Flora Zambesiaca (Volume 4 633, 1978)
Derivation of specific name: chinense: of China
Habitat: In moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Bioko, Cameroon, DRC, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Angola. Also in tropical Asia from India to China,Japan and Indochina, Java and the Sunda Islands.
Malawi distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 30 June 2016
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 56. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 724. (Includes a picture).

Cannon, J.F.M. (1978). Alangiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 633 - 635. (Includes a picture).

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 18.

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Page 75.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 265.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 161.

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 15.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 120 - 121. (Includes a picture).

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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: Alangium chinense.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143370, retrieved 21 November 2019

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