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
Description:
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.
Notes:
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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Literature:

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.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 142 - 145. (Includes a picture).

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.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123920, retrieved 30 September 2016

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