Pouteria adolfi-friedericii (Engl.) A. Meeuse
subsp. australis (J.H. Hemsl.) L. Gaut.

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Pouteria adolfi-friedericii subsp. australis

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Synonyms: Aningeria adolfi-friedericii (Engl.) Robyns & Gilbert
Sideroxylon adolfi-friederici Engl.
Common names: Muna (Shona)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Large evergreen tree, up to 50 m tall with a fluted and buttressed trunk; slash pale pinkish-brown with lighter striations. Leaves not confined to branch ends, obovate-elliptic to narrowly oblong-obovate, leathery to thinly textured, glossy bright green and hairless above with veins in 15-20 pairs, impressed above, veins prominent and rusty haisy beneath; surface minutely pellucid-punctate; petiole 1.5-2 cm long. Flowers in axillary clusters on densely velvety pedicels up to 1 cm long; corolla up to 9 mm long with a long tube and short rounded lobes, pale yellowish. Fruit narrowly ellipsoid, up to 4 cm long, beaked, finely velvety.
Notes: In Zimbabwe, known only from the area around the Mtarazi Falls.
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Habitat: Montane evergreen forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1250 m (approx)
Flowering time:Jul - Jan
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The nominate subsp. occurs in Eastern DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, Southwestern Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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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).

Coates Palgrave, K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 874. as Aningeria adolfi-friedericii

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 18. As Aningeria adolfi-friedericii

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

Elias, D. (1984). Zovo Chipolo Forest Nature Trail Education and Information Unit, Dept. of National Parks and Wildlife, Lilongwe. Page 4. as Aningeria adolfi-friedericii

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Sapotaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 218. As Aningeria adolfi-friedericii australis

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 77.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 96.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 543 - 544. (Includes a picture).

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Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pouteria adolfi-friedericii subsp. australis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143700, retrieved 5 March 2024

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