Warneckea sansibarica (Taub.) Jacq.-Fél.
var. buchananii (Gilg) A.Fern. & R.Fern.

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Synonyms: Memecylon buchananii Gilg
Memecylon sansibaricum Taub. var. buchananii (Gilg) A. & R. Fern.
Memecylon sp. (Dowsett-Lemaire 450) sensu Dowsett-Lemaire, Bull. Jard Bot. Nat. Belg 59: 20 (1989)
Memecylon sp. A of FZ 4:228 (Chapman 2231)
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Status: Native
Notes: Memecylon sp. A of FZ is based on Chapman 2231 (FHO). That specimen has not been seen but Dowsett-Lemaire 479 (BR, K) from the same locality (Uzumara forest, northern Malawi) is currently identified as Warneckea sansibarica. (R.D. Stone pers. comm. with Bart Wursten, October 2018).
Derivation of specific name: sansibaricum: from Zanzibar; buchananii: after John Buchanan (1855 – 1896), Scottish horticulturist, missionary, farmer and plant collector in Malawi, who became Acting British Consul to Central Africa. https://en.wikiped
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 713. (Includes a picture).

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 86. as Warneckea sansibaricum

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 20. As Memecylon sp. (Dowsett-Lemaire 450)

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 264. As Memecylon sansibaricum

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 226 - 228. As Memecylon sansibaricum buchananii (Includes a picture).

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 166.

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 61.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 120. as Memecylon sansibaricum

Other sources of information about Warneckea sansibarica var. buchananii:

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Flora of Mozambique: Warneckea sansibarica var. buchananii
Flora of Zambia: Warneckea sansibarica var. buchananii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Warneckea sansibarica var. buchananii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Warneckea sansibarica
African Plant Database: Warneckea sansibarica
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Warneckea sansibarica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Warneckea sansibarica
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Warneckea sansibarica
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iNaturalist: Warneckea sansibarica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Warneckea sansibarica
JSTOR Plant Science: Warneckea sansibarica
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Warneckea sansibarica
Plants of the World Online: Warneckea sansibarica
Tropicos: Warneckea sansibarica
Wikipedia: Warneckea sansibarica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Warneckea sansibarica var. buchananii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142640, retrieved 15 July 2024

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