Schotia capitata Bolle

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Schotia capitata

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National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Common names: Dwarf schotia (English)
S. capitata is similar to S. brachypetala, but differs as follows: (1) the petals are normally fully developed and are not reduced to linear filaments; (2) the tree, the leaflets and the size of the heads are all smaller; and (3) the flowers are on smaller branches and not borne on the old wood.
Derivation of specific name: capitata: in the form of a head, capitate
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe
Botswana distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Anthene definita definita (Larval foodplant)
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 86. (Includes a picture).

Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2) Pages 35 - 36.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 263. (Includes a picture).

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.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 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 44.

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

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 26.

Other sources of information about Schotia capitata:

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Flora of Mozambique: Schotia capitata
Flora of Zimbabwe: Schotia capitata

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Schotia capitata
African Plant Database: Schotia capitata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Schotia capitata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Schotia capitata
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Schotia capitata
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iNaturalist: Schotia capitata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Schotia capitata
JSTOR Plant Science: Schotia capitata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schotia capitata
Plants of the World Online: Schotia capitata
Tropicos: Schotia capitata
Wikipedia: Schotia capitata

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 Botswana: Species information: Schotia capitata., retrieved 21 April 2024

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