Annona stenophylla Engl. & Diels
subsp. nana (Exell) N.Robson

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Annona stenophylla subsp. nana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, nr Haka fence

Annona stenophylla subsp. nana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mount Jenya School, Osborne Dam

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Synonyms: Annona nana Exell
Common names: Dwarf custard-apple (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Subshrub, up to 0.6(-1) m, with annual stems growing from a woody rhizome. Leaves oblong to obovate, bluish-green, variously pubescent, particularly below. Venation conspicuous, main veins reddish-purple. Flowers mostly solitary, axillary, petals greenish outside, creamy yellow within, fleshy, hairy.
Derivation of specific name: stenophylla: narrow-leaved; nana: dwarf
Habitat: In frequently burnt grassland and open woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1250 - 1550 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, DRC and the FZ countries.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
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Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 23.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 23.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 196.


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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: Annona stenophylla subsp. nana., retrieved 31 July 2016

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