Xylopia shirensis (Engl. & Diels) D. M. Johnson & N. A. Murray

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Synonyms: Xylopia antunesii var. shirensis Engl. & Diels
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Status: Native
Notes: This is a fairly recently described species (Johnson & Murray, 2018). It is possible that the former distribution of Xylopia parviflora (now X. gracilipes) and X. odoratissima has been confused with this species.
Derivation of specific name: shirensis: after the Shiri Highlands in Malawi where the type specimen was collected.
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, eastern Zambia and Malawi.
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Johnson, D.M. & Murray, N.A. (2018). A revision of Xylopia L. (Annonaceae): the species of Tropical Africa Phytokeys 97 Pages 132 - 135.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Xylopia shirensis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=235310, retrieved 6 June 2023

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