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)
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Status: Native
Description:
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
Literature:

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.

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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African Plant Database: Garcinia kingaensis
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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: Garcinia kingaensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140440, retrieved 29 July 2016

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