Monanthotaxis buchananii (Engl.) Verdc.

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Monanthotaxis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nyago Camp, Coutada 12

Monanthotaxis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nyago Camp, Coutada 12

Monanthotaxis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nyago Camp, Coutada 12

Monanthotaxis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nyago Camp, Coutada 12

Monanthotaxis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nyago Camp, Coutada 12

Monanthotaxis buchananii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Near Nyago Camp, Coutada 12

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Synonyms: Popowia buchananii (Engl.) Engl. & Diels
Popowia djurensis Schweinf. ex Engl.
Unona buchananii Engl.
Common names: Buchanan's dwaba-berry (English)
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Status:
Description:
Scrambling shrub, small tree or true liane. Bark smooth. Leaves narrowly oblong to oblanceolate or elliptic, 4.5-10 cm long, shiny yellowish-green and glabrous above, bluish-green and sparsely pubescent below, thinly textured, apex rounded, often notched; margin wavy. Flowers solitary or in 2-4-flowered clusters, axillary, lemon-yellow Fruit a cluster of up to 10 cylindric or ovoid carpels, up to 1 cm long, orange-red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: buchananii: after Rev. John Buchanan (1821-1903), a Presbyterian clergyman and plant collector.
Habitat: In understorey of evergreen forest and thickets.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Images last updated: Friday 6 May 2016
Literature:

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 17.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 22.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 127 - 128. as Popowia buchananii (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 39.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 128 - 129. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Monanthotaxis buchananii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123820, retrieved 8 December 2016

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