Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
subsp. huillense (Hiern) F. White

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Syzygium guineense subsp. huillense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Syzygium guineense subsp. huillense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam

Syzygium guineense subsp. huillense

Photo: Bart Wursten
Haka Game Park

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Synonyms: Syzygium huillense (Hiern) Engl.
Common names: Dwarf waterberry (English)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Description:
Dwarf suffrutex, growing from a rhizome, up to 0.6 m tall but usually less. Leaves variable, ovate, obovate to lanceolate-elliptic. Flowers often on new growth growing straight from the rhizome. The fruits are edible.
Notes: Although it is very different in habit from other subspecies of S. guineense, which are all trees, most authors agree there is not enough evidence to support claims to treat it as a separate species.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A species of open woodland and seasonally waterlogged grassland, often in sandy soils.
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1540 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Flora of Malawi: Syzygium guineense subsp. huillense
Flora of Zambia: Syzygium guineense subsp. huillense

External websites:

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


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: Syzygium guineense subsp. huillense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142380, retrieved 28 July 2016

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