Garcinia kingaensis Engl.

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Garcinia kingaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Garcinia kingaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Garcinia kingaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

Garcinia kingaensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Forested slope below Nhandore Peak, Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Garcinia mlanjiensis Dunkley
Common names: Northern forest mangosteen (English)
Status: Native
Small to medium-sized tree. Main branches horizontal; lateral branches grooved and angular; yellow sap present. Leaves opposite, narrowly elliptic to oblong, mostly c. 12 cm long, leathery, dull bluish to grey-green above, paler below, midrib and lateral veins conspicuous; margin entire; petiole grooved, wrinkled. Flowers solitary or in few-flowered clusters on short spur-branchlets along the older stems, yellowish-green. Fruits fleshy, subspherical, c. 2.5 cm in diameter, yellow to orange when ripe, edible.
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Habitat: In the understorey of evergreen forest and forested ravines.
Altitude range: (metres) 1350 - 2100 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Friday 3 April 2009

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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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 40.

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 400. As Garcinia mlanjiensis

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 68.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 73.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 281 - 282. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 91.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Garcinia kingaensis., retrieved 25 June 2024

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