Elephantorrhiza goetzei (Harms) Harms[Agg]

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Elephantorrhiza goetzei

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Domboshawa

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

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Christon Bank

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

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Near carpark, Christon Bank

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near carpark, Christon Bank

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road to Lake Chivero RP

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road to Lake Chivero RP

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road to Lake Chivero RP

Elephantorrhiza goetzei

Photo: Mark Hyde
By road to Lake Chivero RP

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Synonyms: Elephantorrhiza rubescens Gibbs
Piptadenia goetzei Harms
Common names: Narrow-pod elephant root (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Deciduous shrub, rarely a small tree, 1-4 m tall. Leaves bipinnate with up to 40 pairs of pinnae, each with up to 48 pairs of leaflets. Leaflets up to 12 mm long, hairless, midrib starting to one side but somewhat central at the pointed apex. Flowers in axillary spikes, normally appearing before the new leaves, creamy-yellow, often tinged reddish with conspicuous stamens. Pod up to 45 cm long, more or less cylindric, breaking away from the persistent margins.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: goetzei: after Walter Goetze (1872-1899), German naturalist, explorer, photographer and collector of botanical and zoological specimens in Tanzania.
Habitat: In woodland and scrub, often in rocky places.
Flowering time:Aug - Dec
Worldwide distribution: From Tanzania to Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Botswana distribution: N
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 58 - 59. (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 45. as subsp. goetzei and subsp. lata

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 17. as Piptadenia goetzii

Other sources of information about Elephantorrhiza goetzei:

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Flora of Malawi: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
Flora of Mozambique: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
Flora of Zambia: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
Flora of Zimbabwe: Elephantorrhiza goetzei

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Elephantorrhiza goetzei
African Plant Database: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Elephantorrhiza goetzei
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Elephantorrhiza goetzei
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Elephantorrhiza goetzei
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Elephantorrhiza goetzei
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Elephantorrhiza goetzei
iNaturalist: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Elephantorrhiza goetzei
JSTOR Plant Science: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
Plants of the World Online: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
The Plant List (version 1.1): Elephantorrhiza goetzei
Tropicos: Elephantorrhiza goetzei
Wikipedia: Elephantorrhiza goetzei


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Elephantorrhiza goetzei.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=180740, retrieved 15 December 2019

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