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Colophospermum mopane (Mopane, Mopani, Turpentine tree)

Mopanie (Afr.); Mohlanare (Northern Sotho); Mophane (Tswana)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Rosids > Eurosid I > Fabales > Family: Fabaceae > Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae

Colophospermum mopane (Mopane, Mopani, Turpentine tree)

Mopane (Colophospermum mopane) trees with leaves in winter colours, Kruger National Park, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Colophospermum mopane (Mopane, Mopani, Turpentine tree)

Colosphermum mopane in flower near the viewing platform at Masuma Dam, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Colophospermum mopane (Mopane, Mopani, Turpentine tree) Colophospermum mopane (Mopane, Mopani, Turpentine tree)

Colosphermum mopane, Hot Springs, Save valley, Zimbabwe. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Colosphermum mopane, on path to campsite, Sinamatella, Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. [photo Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Colophospermum mopane (Mopane, Mopani, Turpentine tree) Colophospermum mopane (Mopane, Mopani, Turpentine tree)

Gonimbrasia belina (Mopane worm) feeding on Mopane leaves, Kamanjab, Namibia. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

A Chacma baboon (Papio hamadryas) high in a large Mopane (Colophospermum mopane) tree, eating the green seed pods. Summer. Kruger National Park, South Africa. [photo Colin Paterson-Jones ]

Colophospermum mopane (Mopane, Mopani, Turpentine tree)

An Elephant (Loxodonta africana) browsing Mopane (Colophospermum mopane) leaves, Kruger National Park, Limpopo, South Africa. [photo H.G. Robertson, Iziko ]

Links

Publications

  • Potgieter, M. J. & D. C. J. Wessels. 1998. The anatomy and morphology of petioles and leaflets of Hardwickia mopane (Leguminosae: Caesalpiniodeae). S. African J. Bot. 64(5):281289.
  • Timberlake, J. R. 1999. Colophospermum mopane: an overview of current knowledge. In: Timberlake, J. & S. Kativu, eds., African plants: biodiversity, taxonomy and uses, pp. 565571.

 


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