Maranthes goetzeniana (Engl.) Prance

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Synonyms: Maranthes africana (Benth.) Prance
Common names: Maranthes (English)
Status: Native
Medium to large evergreen tree. Leaves alternate, elliptic-oblong with a prominent drip tip, shiny dark green above, dull green below; margins entire but wavy. Two small raised glands are present at the base of the midrib. Flowers, 1-2 cm in diameter, in corymbs, creamy white or greenish. Stamens numerous, longer than the petals. Fruit an obovoid, fleshy drupe, hairless.
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Habitat: In moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jul - Oct
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 173. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 35.

White, F. (1978). Chrysobalanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 43 - 44.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Maranthes goetzeniana., retrieved 22 November 2019

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