Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri (Engl.) T.D. Penn.

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Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Survey Plot 3, Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Magorogodo hills, Zomba Community

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Synonyms: Afrosersalisia kassneri (Engl.) J.H. Hemsl.
Pouteria kassneri (Engl.) Baehni
Sersalisia kassneri Engl.
Tulestea kassneri (Engl.) Aubrév.
Common names: Stalkless miraculous-berry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree, up to 4 m tall. Bark brown, finely fissured; young branches, reddish-brown, velvety, typically zigzagging; milky latex present. Leaves crowded near the ends of branches, often clustered on small knobbly spurs, narrowly oblong-elliptic or oblanceolate, up to 12 × 3.5 cm, hairless; midrib prominent on both surfaces but veining indistinct; margin entire, wavy. Flowers solitary or in small clusters, axillary and on the older wood, small, whitish. Fruit solitary, ovoid, 1-1.5 cm long, pointed, fleshy, red, held in the enlarged, woody calyx.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Jan - May
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Vulnerable
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 744. As Synsepalum muelleri (Includes a picture).

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

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 169.

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Sapotaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 217. As Afrosersalisia kassneri

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. As Synsepalum keassneri

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 50.


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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: Synsepalum sp. aff. S. kassneri.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143730, retrieved 17 October 2019

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