Scolopia mundii (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Warb.

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Synonyms: Eriudaphus mundii Eckl. & Zeyh.
Eriudaphus serratus Harv.
Phoberos mundii (Eckl. & Zeyh.) C. Presl
Common names: Red-pear (English)
Frequency: Rare, known from a few scattered, mostly unprotected localities in Nyanga and Chimanimani.
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Bark grey to brown, flaking in older specimens; branches unarmed or sometimes armed with slender spines up to 4 cm long, particularly on young shoots. Leaves, more or less narrowly ovate, 3.5-7 cm long, with along drip-tip, hairless, shiny green above, duller below, veining prominent on both surfaces; margin conspicuously toothed; petiole often reddish. Flowers in dense axillary branched heads, greenish, 4-8 mm in diameter, sweetly scented. Fruit subspherical, 7-10 mm in diameter, sharply tipped, fleshy, bright yellow to orange when ripe.
Notes: Detailed information may be found on the plantzafrica site.
Derivation of specific name: mundii: after J.L.L. Mund (1791-1831), a Prussian pharmacist and plant collector in South Africa.
Habitat: In evergreen forest, along forest margins and on grassy mountain slopes.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2200 m
Flowering time:May - Aug
Worldwide distribution: Lesotho, Swaziland, South Africa, Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Critically Endangered
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Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 261.


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Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Scolopia mundii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Scolopia mundii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Scolopia mundii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Scolopia mundii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Scolopia mundii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Scolopia mundii
Ispot Southern Africa : Scolopia mundii
JSTOR Plant Science: Scolopia mundii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Scolopia mundii
Tropicos: Scolopia mundii
West African Plants database: Scolopia mundii


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: Scolopia mundii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=140690, retrieved 26 August 2016

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