Manilkara discolor (Sond.) J.H. Hemsl.

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Manilkara discolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

Manilkara discolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Gardens, Harare

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Synonyms: Labourdonnaisia discolor Sond.
Muriea discolor (Sond.) Hartog
Common names: Forest milkberry (English)
Status: Native
Medium to large tree. Leaves crowded at the ends of branches, obovate-oblong, dark green above, covered in silvery white velvety hairs below. Flowers creamy-yellow in small axillary clusters. Fruit a berry, green turning yellow when ripe.
Derivation of specific name: discolor: not of the same colour
Habitat: In evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2000 m
Flowering time:Jun - Sep
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Images last updated: Thursday 18 December 2008

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 260. (Includes a picture).

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

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Sapotaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 245 - 247. (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 Page 175.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Manilkara discolor., retrieved 23 August 2017

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