Xeroderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Mendonça & E.P. Sousa

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Xeroderris stuhlmannii

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By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp, Hwange NP

Xeroderris stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

Xeroderris stuhlmannii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mana Pools, by main road to camp

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Synonyms: Aganope stuhlmannii (Taub.) Adema
Ostryoderris chevalieri (Dunn) Roberty
Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Baker f.
Common names: Wing pod (English)
Status: Native
Medium-sized to large spreading tree. Leaves crowded at the ends of branches, imparipinnate with c.15 subopposite or alternate leaflets; leaflets oblong to ovate, 5-13 cm, green, appearing folded upwards along the midrib; base asymmetric. Flowers in branched axillary and terminal sprays, white to greenish white. Pod 6-25 cm, thickened over the seeds, hairless, leathery, with a prominent winged rim.
Derivation of specific name: stuhlmannii: named after Franz Ernst Stuhlmann, one time Acting Governor of Tanganyika and an avid collector of plants
Habitat: In hot and dry deciduous woodland.
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, south to Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Abantis paradisea (Larval foodplant)
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Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 26. as Ostryoderris stuhlmannii

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 104.

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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: Xeroderris stuhlmannii.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=131220, retrieved 25 May 2024

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