Garcinia sp. 1. Dowsett-Lemaire & White

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Synonyms: Garcinia mlanjiensis auct. in Robson, Fl. Zamb. 1: 400 (1961) quoad Burtt Davy 21244.
Garcinia smeathmannii auct. in Robson, Fl. Zamb. 398 (1961) quoad Burtt Davy 21211.
Common names:
Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Medium-sized tree resembling G. semseii Verdc. which is only found from Nguru and Uluguru Mts in Tanzania. It appears to replace G. kingaensis in Central Malawi but differs in having broader leaves, copious orange latex and ovoid fruit c. 3 cm long. It also appears to fruit less often than G. kingaensis. Flowers still unknown.
Notes: Published but as yet unnamed by Dowsett-Lemaire & White in Bull. Jard. Bot. Belg. 60: 78 (1990) and Evergreen Forest Flora of Malawi: 283 (2001).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In understorey of mid-altitude and montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range: 1350 - 1640 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Only known from Chipata Mountain and Ntchisi Mountain in Central Malawi.
Malawi distribution: C
Growth form(s):
Endemic status: Endemic
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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 Garcinia aff. Semseii

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & White, F. (1990). New and noteworthy plants from the evergreen forests of Malawi Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 60(1/2) Pages 78 - 79.

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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Garcinia sp. 1.
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Garcinia sp. 1.
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Garcinia sp. 1.
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Garcinia sp. 1.
JSTOR Plant Science: Garcinia sp. 1.
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Garcinia sp. 1.
Plants of the World Online: Garcinia sp. 1.
Tropicos: Garcinia sp. 1.
Wikipedia: Garcinia sp. 1.

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: Garcinia sp. 1.., retrieved 23 April 2024

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