Monodora junodii Engl. & Diels
var. junodii

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Monodora junodii var. junodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Monodora junodii var. junodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Monodora junodii var. junodii

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Monodora junodii var. junodii

Photo: Colin Wenham
Malilangwe Wildlife Reserve

Monodora junodii var. junodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Garura section of Mazowe River Game Reserve, Maramba CL, across Mazowe River from Hippo Pools

Monodora junodii var. junodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
On hill adjacent to the Hide, Hippo Pools

Monodora junodii var. junodii

Photo: Bart Wursten
On hill adjacent to the Hide, Hippo Pools

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Synonyms:
Common names: Green apple (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, shiny and and thinly textured. Flowers reddish-brown to wine-red, rather striking. Fruit near spherical, not segmented, blackish and deeply wrinkled with vertical ridges when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: junodii: named after Rev. H. Junod (1863-1934), who collected the type
Habitat: On rocky outcrops and in woodland, usually in hot and dry areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 900 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species: Graphium porthaon porthaon (Larval foodplant)
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Images last updated: Friday 23 August 2013
Literature:

Couvreur, T.L.P. (2008). Revealing the Secrets of African Annonaceae. Systematics, Evolution and Biogeography of the Syncarpous Genera Isolona and Monodora Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Pages 220 - 224. (Includes a picture).

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.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 237. As Monodora junodii

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.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 147 - 149. (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: Monodora junodii var. junodii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123930, retrieved 25 July 2016

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