Garcinia smeathmannii (Planch. & Triana) Oliv.

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Garcinia smeathmannii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Hillwood, Nchila wildlife sanctuary

Garcinia smeathmannii

Photo: Richard Horton
Solwezi

Garcinia smeathmannii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Hillwood, Nchila wildlife sanctuary

Garcinia smeathmannii

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Garcinia smeathmannii

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

Garcinia smeathmannii

Photo: Jos Stevens
Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC

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Status: Native
Description:
A hairless evergreen tree or shrub, up to about 15 m (but up to 21 m in West Africa), much branched, erect or more or less trailing; branches longitudinally grooved. Leaves opposite, stipules absent. Flowers in fascicles of 5-30 in the leaf axils and on old wood. Berry globose 1-2.5 cm in diameter, yellow when ripe.
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Habitat: Riverine forest
Altitude range: 900 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africaas far as Angola Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
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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 615. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 41.

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 398 - 400. (Includes a picture).

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 68.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 282 - 283. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Mozambique: Garcinia smeathmannii
Flora of Zambia: Garcinia smeathmannii

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


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: Garcinia smeathmannii.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=193760, retrieved 23 July 2019

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