Schotia brachypetala Sond.

Selected images: Click on each image to see a larger version and details of the record View all images (7)

Schotia brachypetala

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

Schotia brachypetala

Photo: Penny English
Near Mtezegwe weir, Bubye Valley Conservancy

Schotia brachypetala

Photo: Penny English
Near Mtezegwe weir, Bubye Valley Conservancy

Schotia brachypetala

Photo: Penny English
Near Mtezegwe weir, Bubye Valley Conservancy

Schotia brachypetala

Photo: Penny English
Near Mtezegwe weir, Bubye Valley Conservancy

Schotia brachypetala

Photo: Penny English
Near Mtezegwe weir, Bubye Valley Conservancy

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Schotia semireducta Merxm.
Common names: African walnut (English) Fuchsia tree (English) Weeping boer-bean (English) Weeping schotia (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Leaves with 4-7 pairs of leaflets; the leaflets with an oblique base; rhachis sometimes narrowly winged. Inflorescence a dense congested panicle, often borne on the old wood. Flowers red, with a shiny wet appearance. Petals 5, all reduced to linear filaments or with 1-4 developing normally. Seeds brown with a yellow pointed aril.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: brachypetala: with short petals
Habitat: Usually on termite mounds; also a riverine tree in the southern lowveld.
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Botswana distribution: SE
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Charaxes castor flavifasciatus (Larval foodplant)
Anthene definita definita (Larval foodplant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Content last updated: Thursday 19 October 2017
Literature:

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 33 - 35. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 42.

Drummond, R.B. (1972). A list of Rhodesian Legumes. Kirkia 8(2) Page 213.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 243.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 68 - 69. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 72.

Sturgeon, K.E. (1954). A Revised List of the Grasses of Southern Rhodesia, Part IV. Rhodesia Agricultural Journal 51(1) Pages 119 - 121. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Schotia brachypetala:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Schotia brachypetala
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schotia brachypetala
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Schotia brachypetala

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schotia brachypetala
African Plant Database: Schotia brachypetala
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Schotia brachypetala
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schotia brachypetala
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schotia brachypetala
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Schotia brachypetala
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Schotia brachypetala
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Schotia brachypetala
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Schotia brachypetala
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schotia brachypetala
Ispot Southern Africa: Schotia brachypetala
JSTOR Plant Science: Schotia brachypetala
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schotia brachypetala
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schotia brachypetala
The Plant List (version 1.1): Schotia brachypetala
Tropicos: Schotia brachypetala


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Schotia brachypetala.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=126720, retrieved 20 November 2017

Site software last modified: 26 December 2016 9:08pm
Terms of use