Diplorhynchus condylocarpon (Müll. Arg.) Pichon

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Diplorhynchus condylocarpon

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Diplorhynchus condylocarpon

Photo: Bart Wursten
Campsite, Osborne Dam Recreational Park.

Diplorhynchus condylocarpon

Photo: Mark Hyde
Maringambizi, Mtoroshanga

Diplorhynchus condylocarpon

Photo: Bart Wursten
C. 4 km east of Madziwa Mine

Diplorhynchus condylocarpon

Photo: Bart Wursten
C. 4 km east of Madziwa Mine

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Synonyms: Diplorhynchus mossambicensis Oliv.
Common names: Horn-pod tree (English) Wild rubber (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small deciduous tree with a drooping appearance. Bark rough and deeply fissured. Leaves opposite, elliptic, shiny yellowish green, pointed at the apex; pale yellow midrib and lateral veins conspicuous. Flowers white to cream in loose clusters near the ends of branches, sweetly scented. Fruit often in paired, woody, boat-shaped pods, beaked at the apex, dark brown, heavily dotted with pale lenticels.
Derivation of specific name: condylocarpon: condylus-projection; carpon- a fruit; probably referring to the beaked fruits
Habitat: In open woodland and on stony hillsides.
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Southern DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, northern South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Angola.
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Nephele comma (Food plant)
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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 25.

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Diplorhynchus condylocarpon.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=145030, retrieved 25 June 2024

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