Lovoa swynnertonii Baker f.

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Common names: Brown mahogany (English) Miniature wooden-banana (English) Muwawa (Shona)
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: swynnertonii: named after Charles Francis Massey Swynnerton (1877-1938), well-known naturalist, who first recorded and collected many species of flora and fauna in and around the Chirinda Forest
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s): Tree.
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Red data list status: Vulnerable
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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 382. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 249.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 166.

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 62.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 33. (Includes a picture).

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1963). Meliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 293 - 294. (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Lovoa swynnertonii.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=133460, retrieved 28 November 2023

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