Garcinia kingaensis Engl.

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Garcinia kingaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Garcinia kingaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Garcinia kingaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Garcinia kingaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Garcinia mlanjiensis Dunkley
Common names: Northern forest mangosteen (English)
Status: Native
Small to medium-sized tree. Main branches horizontal; lateral branches grooved and angular; yellow sap present. Leaves opposite, narrowly elliptic to oblong, mostly c. 12 cm long, leathery, dull bluish to grey-green above, paler below, midrib and lateral veins conspicuous; margin entire; petiole grooved, wrinkled. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered clusters on short spur-branchlets along the older stems, yellowish-green. Fruits fleshy, subspherical, c. 2.5 cm in diameter, yellow to orange when ripe, edible.
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Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest and forested ravines.
Altitude range: (metres) 1350 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 3 April 2009

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 127.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 260.

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 400. As Garcinia mlanjiensis

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 68.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Garcinia kingaensis., retrieved 17 December 2017

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