Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax[Agg]

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Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near the lodges, Lake Kyle Recreational Park

Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Camp Amalinda, Matobo

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Common names: Duiker-berry (English) Kudu-berry (English)
Status: Native
Small tree. Leaves alternate, broadly ovate to rounded; margin entire. The leaves display bright autumn colours of yellow or red. Flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters, small and inconspicuous, pale green, unisexual on separate trees. Fruit ovoid to subspherical, slightly ribbed as if about to split into six segments, yellow when ripe.
Notes: A very variable species with at least three varieties described for our region. Since all varieties are widespread and we have many records where the variety has not been determined, we have created this aggregate taxon to accommodate for these records.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In deciduous woodland, wooded grassland, riverine fringes and on rocky outcrops.
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From DRC, Burundi and Tanzania to Namibia and northern South Africa.
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Abantis paradisea (Food plant)
Anaphe reticulata (Lepidoptera using as larval foodplant)
Deudorix dinochares (Larval foodplant)
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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 52. as three varieties

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Flora of Botswana: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia
Flora of Malawi: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia
Flora of Zambia: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia

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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 Caprivi: Species information: Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia., retrieved 25 June 2024

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