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Xylotheca tettensis var. macrophylla (Klotzsch) Wild

Derivation of specific name

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tettensis: of Tete in Mozambique, macrophylla: large-leaved
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Xylotheca tettensis (Klotzsch) Gilg
var. macrophylla (Klotzsch) Wild Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140670
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Mark Hyde
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Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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Description

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Shrub or small tree. Leaves spirally arranged or clustered on dwarf spur-branchlets, obovate to broadly oblong, up to 10 cm, both surfaces with our without fine hairs; base almost square to slightly lobed; margin entire, wavy. Flowers axillary, solitary or in few-flowered clusters, large, 5-10 cm in diameter, white with a mass of yellow stamens. Fruit an ovoid, woody capsule, 3-4 cm in diameter, splitting into 8 valves, revealing numerous brown seeds in a golden to red pulp.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Xylotheca tettensis (Klotzsch) Gilg
var. macrophylla (Klotzsch) Wild Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140670
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Insects whose larvae eat this plant species

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Acraea oncaea (Window acraea or Rooibok)
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Xylotheca tettensis (Klotzsch) Gilg
var. macrophylla (Klotzsch) Wild Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140670
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
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Worldwide distribution

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Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Xylotheca tettensis (Klotzsch) Gilg
var. macrophylla (Klotzsch) Wild Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140670
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
author
Petra Ballings
original
visit source
partner site
Flora of Zimbabwe