Cryptocarya liebertiana Engl.

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Cryptocarya liebertiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique

Cryptocarya liebertiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique

Cryptocarya liebertiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Gorongosa, Mozambique

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Synonyms:
Common names: Tropical wild-quince (English) Wild quince (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium to large evergreen tree, often with a buttressed stem. Bark grey-brown, shallowly fissured, reddish brown when slashed, revealing creamy-white wood. Leaves oblong to slightly ovate up to 10 × 4 cm, dark glossy green above, pale blue-green below, more or less distinctly 3-veined from above the base; apex rounded, obtuse or emarginate; margin entire, wavy. Flowers in short axillary heads, greenish and inconspicuous. Fruit subspherical, c. 2 cm in diameter, dark red to purple when ripe.
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Habitat: In evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Dec - Feb
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania to KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 195. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 216 - 217.

Diniz, M.A. (1997). Lauraceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(2) Pages 50 - 51.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 237.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 115.

Other sources of information about Cryptocarya liebertiana:

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Flora of Mozambique: Cryptocarya liebertiana
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cryptocarya liebertiana

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cryptocarya liebertiana
African Plant Database: Cryptocarya liebertiana
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Cryptocarya liebertiana
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cryptocarya liebertiana
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cryptocarya liebertiana
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cryptocarya liebertiana
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cryptocarya liebertiana
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cryptocarya liebertiana
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cryptocarya liebertiana
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cryptocarya liebertiana
Ispot Southern Africa: Cryptocarya liebertiana
JSTOR Plant Science: Cryptocarya liebertiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cryptocarya liebertiana
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cryptocarya liebertiana
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cryptocarya liebertiana
Tropicos: Cryptocarya liebertiana


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Cryptocarya liebertiana.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=123990, retrieved 17 July 2018

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