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SCROPHULARIACEAE

Field Guide to the Moist Forest Trees of Tanzania

Jon C. Lovett, Chris K. Ruffo, Roy E. Gereau & James R.D. Taplin
Illustrations by Line Sørensen & Jilly Lovett

SCROPHULARIACEAE

Halleria lucida L.
Syn. FTEA: NP.
Syn. TTCL: NC.
Syn. other: NR.
Local names: Mkuka (H), Mkunga-lungo (S), Mkalya (F).
Bole: Crooked/branched. Small. To 15 m.
Bark: Pale grey. Rough.
Slash: NR.
Leaf: Simple. Opposite.
Petiole: 0.4 – 1.2 cm. Channelled.
Lamina: Small. 4.5 – 10 × 2.0 – 6.2 cm. Ovate. Cuneate/rounded. Acuminate. Serrate. Glabrous.

Domatia: Absent.
Glands: Present. Minutely glandular punctate beneath.
Stipules: Absent.
Thorns & Spines: Absent.
Flower: Orange-yellow. Curved tube. Cauliflorous. Hermaphrodite. Fruit: Black-purple. Ovoid berry 1.5 × 1 cm.
Ecology: Dry montane forest.
Distr: EA, N, LN. Eastern and Southern Africa.
Notes: NR.
Uses: The wood is hard and tough. It is used for firewood, whipsticks and tool handles. The plant is used for ornamental purposes.
Last Updated: 19 June 2017