Tapura fischeri Engl.
var. pubescens Verdc. & Torre

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Tapura fischeri var. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
At Manager's compound near saw mill, Catapu

Tapura fischeri var. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tapura fischeri var. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tapura fischeri var. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tapura fischeri var. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tapura fischeri var. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tapura fischeri var. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tapura fischeri var. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

Tapura fischeri var. pubescens

Photo: Bart Wursten
Inhamitanga Forest Reserve, Cheringoma

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Synonyms:
Common names: Leafberry tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Small tree. Bark mottled greenish-brown, thinly scaly. Leaves alternate, elliptic or broadly lanceolate, 3-8 cm long, light green, thinly textured, variously hairy, hairtuft domatia in the axils of the veins below; margin entire. Flowers very small, 2-3 mm in diameter, white in small clusters. The flower stalk is combined with the petiole so the flowers and fruits actually appear to arise from the base of the leaves. Fruit ovoid, c. 4 mm long, glabrous, fleshy, splitting to show the bright red seed.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: fischeri: named after Dr Gustav Fischer (1848-1886), German doctor and naturalist, who collected in Kenya and Tanzania.
Habitat: In woodland or riverine and evergreen forest at low altitudes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Images last updated: Sunday 29 July 2007
Literature:

Breteler, F.J. (1986). The African Dichapetalaceae IX; A taxonomical revision Agricultural University Wageningen Papers 86(3) Pages 56 - 61. as Tapura fischeri (Includes a picture).

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 52.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 250.

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.

Torre, A.R. (1963). Dichapetalaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 327 - 328. (Includes a picture).


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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: Tapura fischeri var. pubescens.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134020, retrieved 22 September 2017

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