Dichapetalum rhodesicum Sprague & Hutch.

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Dichapetalum rhodesicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Dichapetalum rhodesicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Dichapetalum rhodesicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Dichapetalum rhodesicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

Dichapetalum rhodesicum

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road to Hwange NP, Main Camp.

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Status: Native
Description:
Small suffrutex shrub with shoots up to c. 60 cm high. Branches densely covered in golden-brown woolly hairs. Leaves alternate, oblong-elliptic or lanceolate-ovate, 5-12 cm long, discolorous, green with fine brownish pubescence above, densely covered in grey-green woolly hairs below; petiole, midrib and margin with golden-brown hairs. Flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters, yellowish, pubescent. Fruit ovoid, densely covered in golden-brown woolly hairs and shallowly 3-lobed when young.
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Derivation of specific name: rhodesicum: of Rhodesia, referring (in this case) to both Northern and Southern Rhodesia, now Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Habitat: Occurring in open woodland,and wooded grassland, in Zimbabwe mainly on Kalahari sand.
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Worldwide distribution: Northern Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Images last updated: Sunday 31 January 2010
Literature:

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13.

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 39.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 54.

Torre, A.R. (1963). Dichapetalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Page 326.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Dichapetalum rhodesicum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134010, retrieved 23 September 2017

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