Strychnos henningsii Gilg

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Strychnos henningsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Strychnos henningsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Strychnos henningsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Strychnos henningsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Strychnos henningsii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Strychnos holstii Gilg
Strychnos pauciflora Gilg
Strychnos procera Gilg & Busse
Strychnos sennensis Baker
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Status: Native
Description:
Small tree, 2-10 m tall. Leaves thinly leathery, hairless, broadly ovate-elliptic, dark green and shiny above, paler and dull beneath, gradually narrowed in upper third to a blunt or slightly pointed apex, 2-8 cm long, 3- or 5-veined from the base or very nearly so; petiole hairless, 2-3 mm long. Inflorecences axillary and sometimes terminal as well, few-to many-flowered, congested, shorter than the leaves. Flowers fragrant, 5-merous. sepals pale green' 1-1.5 mm long. Corolla, greenish-yellow, creamy or white, 4-5 mm in diameter, hairless outside, sometimes hairy at the base of the lobes. g. Fruit ellipsoid, 1.5 cm wide, yellow, orange to red when ripe.
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Habitat: In woodland or dry forest.
Altitude range: Up to 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, South Africa and Madagascar.
Malawi distribution: S
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Content last updated: Thursday 2 February 2023
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 780. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 53.

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 112.

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 20. As Strychnos cf. Henningsii

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 268.

Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. (1983). Loganiaceae (inc. Buddlejaceae) Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 360 - 361.

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 58.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 100.

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 26.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 117.

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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: Strychnos henningsii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=144340, retrieved 17 April 2024

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