Tannodia swynnertonii (S. Moore) Prain

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Tannodia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Tannodia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Tannodia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Road from Mt Selinda to Espungabera border post

Tannodia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Tannodia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Tannodia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Tannodia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

Tannodia swynnertonii

Photo: Bart Wursten
By road from Swynnerton Memorial to main road, Chirinda Forest

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Synonyms: Croton swynnertonii S. Moore
Common names:
Frequency: Local and occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized. Bark grey-brown to dark brown, smooth. Stems fluted and buttressed in older specimens. Leaves alternate oblong-elliptis or rarely ovate, 4-13 cm long, 3-5-veined from the base, pointed at the apex, hairless except for small tufts in the domatia in the axils of the veins beneath; margin entire but wavy; petiole up to 3 cm long, thickened at both ends. Flowers unisexual on different trees. Male flowers creamy-white, in spikes up to 23 cm long; female flowers creamy-green with petals c. 4 mm long, in more sparsely-flowered spikes up to 19 cm long. Fruit a small woody capsule, 3-lobed, 1-1.5 cm long, greenish, velvety and sometimes prickly.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: swynnertonii: named after Charles Francis Massey Swynnerton (1877-1938), well-known naturalist, who first recorded and collected many species of flora and fauna in and around the Chirinda Forest
Habitat: In the subcanopy of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 1220 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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Images last updated: Sunday 8 July 2012
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 499.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 252.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 14. SABONET. Pretoria. Page 165.

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 43.

Radcliffe-Smith, A. (1996). Euphorbiaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(4) Pages 306 - 307. (Includes a picture).

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 38.


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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: Tannodia swynnertonii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=134830, retrieved 21 September 2017

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