Inhambanella henriquesii (Engl. & Warb.) Dubard

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Synonyms: Lecomtedoxa henriquesii (Engl. & Warb.) A. Meeuse
Common names: Milk-pear (English)
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Status: Native
Description:
Medium-sized to large tree. Bark grey-brown, mottled, rough and scaly; milky latex present. Leaves spirally arranged, crowded at the ends of branches, broadly elliptic to obovate, 5-17 cm long, leathery, glossy dark green with midrib indented above, dull green with midrib and lateral veins prominent below; margin entire, thickened. New foliage distinctly coppery-red. Flowers in few-flowered axillary clusters, creamy-white to yellow, c. 1.5 cm in diameter, honey-scented. Fruit ellipsoid to spherical with a short point, 2-4 cm in diameter, yellow to red when ripe, milky, cupped in the calyx lobes.
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Habitat: Occurring in low-altitude forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
Flowering time:Mar - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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.


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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: Inhambanella henriquesii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143840, retrieved 30 July 2016

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