Pappea capensis Eckl. & Zeyh.

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Pappea capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Pappea capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Pappea capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Khami Ruins

Pappea capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Khami Ruins

Pappea capensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Khami Ruins

Pappea capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hillside Dam, Bulawayo

Pappea capensis

Photo: Mark Hyde
Hillside Dam, Bulawayo

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Synonyms: Pappea fulva Conrath
Common names: Indaba tree (English) Jacket plum (English) Judgement tree (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous tree up to 10 m. Leaves: petiole up to 15 mm; lamina up to 10 × 6 cm, oblong to narrowly oblong, shortly pubescent above, tomentellous beneath; base rounded to subcordate; apex rounded and usually shortly mucronate; margin entire to sharply spiny-serrate. Inflorescence up to 16 cm. Flowers yellowish or greenish in fascicles or small subsessile cymes along the rhachis. Petals 0.7-1 mm in diameter. Fruit c.10 mm in diameter, subspherical, tomentellous. Seed c.7 mm in diameter, subspherical, black, shiny, nearly surrounded by the fleshy, orange-red arillode
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape
Habitat:
Flowering time:Mainly Jan - May
Worldwide distribution: From Kenya to the Cape, South Africa
Botswana distribution: N,SE
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Anthene definita definita (Larval foodplant)
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 539. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 28.

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 167 - 168. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 20.

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 108.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 256.

Exell, A.W. (1966). Sapindaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(2) Pages 540 - 541. (Includes a picture).

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 300 - 301. (Includes a picture).

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 76.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 95.

Schmidt, E., Lötter, M. & McCleland, W. (2002). Trees and shrubs of Mpumalanga and Kruger National Park Jacana, Johannesburg, South Africa Pages 372 - 373. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 100.

Setshogo, M.P. & Venter, F. (2003). Trees of Botswana: names and distribution SABONET Report No. 18 Southern African Botanical Diversity Network, Pretoria Page 122.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 43. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 173 - 174.

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (1997). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa. Struik, South Africa Pages 222 - 223. (Includes a picture).

Van Wyk, B. & Van Wyk, P. (2013). Field Guide to Trees of Southern Africa (Second edition) Struik, South Africa Pages 264 - 265. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1962). Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia Oxford Univ. Press. Page 225.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pappea capensis
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Wikipedia: Pappea capensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Pappea capensis.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=137450, retrieved 24 September 2021

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