Englerophytum natalense (Sond.) T.D. Penn.

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Englerophytum natalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Englerophytum natalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Englerophytum natalense

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Bequaertiodendron natalense (Sond.) Heine & J.H. Hemsl.
Chrysophyllum natalense Sond.
Common names: Forest stem-fruit (English) Natal milk-plum (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. Leaves alternate, mostly crowded near the ends of branches, obovate-lanceolate, glossy green above, covered in silvery hairs below, which may wear off in old leaves. Flowers white to cream singly or in small clusters in the leaf axils. Fruit fleshy, ovoid, red when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: natalense: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: In mixed evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Dec - Mar
Worldwide distribution: East Africa south to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 18 December 2008
Literature:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 266. As Bequaertiodendron natalense

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Sapotaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 223 - 225. As Bequaertiodendron natalense (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Pages 174 - 175.


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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: Englerophytum natalense.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143770, retrieved 25 September 2016

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