Manilkara concolor (Harv.) Gerstner

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Manilkara concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Manilkara concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Manilkara concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Manilkara concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Manilkara concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Mimusops concolor Harv. ex C.H. Wright
Common names: Zulu milkberry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a shrub or a much-branched small tree. Leaves somewhat crowded at the ends of branches, obovate-oblong, up to 8.5 cm long, thickly leathery dark green with a yellowish midrib, paler green below; margin entire. Flowers in many-flowered axillary clusters near the ends of the branches, pendulous on long stalks, c. 2.5 cm long greenish-white. Fruit a berry, green turning yellow to orange when ripe, pointed at the apex with the persistent style, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: concolor: of the same colour, referring to the leaf surfaces.
Habitat: Occurring in sand forest and bushveld, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Vulnerable
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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: Manilkara concolor.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143800, retrieved 25 July 2016

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