Eugenia malangensis (O. Hoffm.) Nied.

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Eugenia malangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Eugenia malangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chinyakwaremba, Vumba

Eugenia malangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
On Dyffryn Farm, close to main road between Headlands and Rusape

Eugenia malangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
On Dyffryn Farm, close to main road between Headlands and Rusape

Eugenia malangensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
On Dyffryn Farm, close to main road between Headlands and Rusape

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Synonyms: Eugenia angolensis Engl.
Eugenia laurentii Engl.
Eugenia marquesii Engl.
Eugenia poggei Engl.
Eugenia stolzii Engl. & von Brehm.
Myrtopsis malangensis O. Hoffm.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Suffrutex, growing from a creeping rhizome. Stems usually unbranched except where not burnt back by grass fires. Leaves mostly in 3's or 4's, sometimes (sub)opposite, linear to narrowly elliptic. Flowers solitary in the (lower) leaf axils, creamy-white with brownish stamens.Fruits spherical, c. 1.5 cm in diameter, purple-black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: malangensis: from Malange (Malanje) in Northern Angola, where the type specimen was found.
Habitat: A species of vlei edges, moist and secondary grassland, often forming extensive colonies.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2150 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 31 August 2013
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 216. (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 90. as Eugenia angolensis

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 64.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 81.

White, F. (1978). Myrtaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 190 - 192. (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: Eugenia malangensis.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142280, retrieved 30 June 2016

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