Pterocarpus tinctorius Welw.

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Pterocarpus tinctorius

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Pterocarpus tinctorius

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Chiawa GMA Cheowa Prospect Camp.

Pterocarpus tinctorius

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Kabompo District.

Pterocarpus tinctorius

Photo: Jörg Mellenthin
Kabompo District.

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Synonyms: Pterocarpus chrysothrix Taub.
Pterocarpus stolzii Harms
Common names:
Evergreen tree to 20 m tall. Young twigs densely brown (fulvous) hairy, bark dark reddish-brown. Leaflets shining on upper surface. Flowers in axillary or terminal panicles, congested. Pod 1-seeded 6-10 cm in diameter, circular or subcircular, borne on a short stipe, the centre thickened, densely pilose with interspersed coarse yellow viscid hairs over the seed, wing broad, undulate papery.
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Flowering time:Apr
Worldwide distribution: DRC Katanga, Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Angola
Botswana distribution:
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Brummitt, R.K., Harder, D.K., Lewis, G.P., Lock, J.M., Polhill, R.M. & Verdcourt, B. (2007). Leguminosae Subfamily Papilionoideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(3) Pages 56 - 57. As Pterocarpus stolzii & P. chrysothrix

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 329. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 71.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pterocarpus tinctorius
Flora of Malawi: Pterocarpus tinctorius
Flora of Mozambique: Pterocarpus tinctorius
Flora of Zambia: Pterocarpus tinctorius

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pterocarpus tinctorius
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Pterocarpus tinctorius
JSTOR Plant Science: Pterocarpus tinctorius
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pterocarpus tinctorius
Plants of the World Online: Pterocarpus tinctorius
Tropicos: Pterocarpus tinctorius
Wikipedia: Pterocarpus tinctorius

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: Pterocarpus tinctorius., retrieved 22 July 2024

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