Monodora stenopetala Oliv.

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Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

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Synonyms:
Common names: Oval green apple (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, velvety. Flowers pendulous, yellow, outer petals up to 5 cm long with very wavy margins. Fruit ovoid, c. 6 × 4 cm, not segmented, blackish and finely wrinkled when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: stenopetala: with narrow petals
Habitat: In woodland and thickets.
Altitude range: 100 - 500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Malawi and Mozambique
Malawi distribution: N,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 12 December 2015
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 129. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 212.

Couvreur, T.L.P. (2008). Revealing the Secrets of African Annonaceae. Systematics, Evolution and Biogeography of the Syncarpous Genera Isolona and Monodora Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Pages 238 - 240.

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 23.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 147 - 148. (Includes a picture).

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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Monodora stenopetala
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Monodora stenopetala
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monodora stenopetala
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Monodora stenopetala.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=178640, retrieved 24 September 2019

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