Synsepalum kassneri (Engl.) T.D. Penn.

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Synsepalum kassneri

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Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

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Synonyms: Afrosersalisia kassneri (Engl.) J.H. Hemsl.
Pouteria kassneri (Engl.) Baehni
Sersalisia kassneri Engl.
Tulestea kassneri (Engl.) Aubrév.
Common names: Stalkless miraculous-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree, up to 4 m tall. Bark brown, finely fissured; young branches, reddish-brown, velvety, typically zigzagging; milky latex present. Leaves crowded near the ends of branches, often clustered on small knobbly spurs, narrowly oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate, up to 12 × 3.5 cm, hairless; midrib prominent on both surfaces but veining indistinct; margin entire, wavy. Flowers solitary or in small clusters, axillary and on the older wood, small, whitish. Fruit solitary, ovoid, 1-1.5 cm long, pointed, fleshy, red, held in the enlarged, woody calyx.
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Habitat: In moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - May
Worldwide distribution: Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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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 266. As Tulestea kassneri

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Sapotaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 217. As Afrosersalisia kassneri


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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: Synsepalum kassneri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143730, retrieved 28 September 2016

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