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Monotes glaber

Photo: Bart Wursten

Monotes glaber

Photo: Bart Wursten

Monotes glaber

Photo: Bart Wursten

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Common names: Pale-fruited monotes (English)
Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves alternate, elliptic to oblong, hairless, yellowish green, with a small gland at the base of the leaf blade. Flowers greenish-yellow, star-like, in lax axillary heads. Fruit with papery wings, formed by the much-enlarged sepals, straw-coloured.
Derivation of specific name: glaber: glabrous, without hairs
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Coates Palgrave, K. et al. (1956). Trees of Central Africa National Publications Trust, Salisbury. Pages 158 - 161. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave, M. (1989). Guide to the trees and shrubs of the Mukuvisi Woodlands ?publisher. Page 8.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 260.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 152 - 153. (Includes a picture).

Duvigneaud, P. (1960-1). Dipterocarpaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 415.

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 39.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 54.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 51.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monotes glaber
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monotes glaber
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Tropicos: Monotes glaber
Wikipedia: Monotes glaber

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: Monotes glaber., retrieved 25 April 2024

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