Manilkara concolor (Harv.) Gerstner

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Manilkara concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Manilkara concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Manilkara concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Manilkara concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

Manilkara concolor

Photo: Bart Wursten
National Botanic Garden, Harare

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Synonyms: Mimusops concolor Harv. ex C.H. Wright
Common names: Zulu milkberry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Usually a shrub or a much-branched small tree. Leaves somewhat crowded at the ends of branches, obovate-oblong, up to 8.5 cm long, thickly leathery dark green with a yellowish midrib, paler green below; margin entire. Flowers in many-flowered axillary clusters near the ends of the branches, pendulous on long stalks, c. 2.5 cm long greenish-white. Fruit a berry, green turning yellow to orange when ripe, pointed at the apex with the persistent style, edible.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: concolor: of the same colour, referring to the leaf surfaces.
Habitat: Occurring in sand forest and bushveld, often on termite mounds.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Aug - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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 738. (Includes a picture).

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 244.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Manilkara concolor
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Manilkara concolor
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Manilkara concolor
The Plant List (version 1.1): Manilkara concolor
Tropicos: Manilkara concolor


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: Manilkara concolor.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=143800, retrieved 17 July 2019

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