Garcinia smeathmannii (Planch. & Triana) Oliv.

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Garcinia smeathmannii

Hillwood, Nchila wildlife sanctuary; Jan 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Garcinia smeathmannii

Picture: Richard Horton
Solwezi

Garcinia smeathmannii

Hillwood, Nchila wildlife sanctuary; Jan 2013.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Garcinia smeathmannii

Katanga Province, DRC;
Feb 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Garcinia smeathmannii

Katanga Province, DRC;
Feb 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

Garcinia smeathmannii

Katanga Province, DRC;
Feb 2008
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
A glabrous evergreen tree or shrub, up to about 15 m (but up to 21 m in West Africa), much branched, erect or ± 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.
Type location:
Sierra Leone
Notes: Comment on distribution: Balovale (= Zambezi) falls under B in Flora Zambesiaca, but under Nw in the Botanical Provinces.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Riverine and swamp forest
Altitude range: 1000 - 150 m
Flowering time:Aug - Sep
Worldwide distribution: West Africa; East Africa; South-central Africa (Widespread in West and East Africa; DRC, Malawi, Zambia; Angola)
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,N,Mc
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Content last updated: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Literature:

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.

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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Garcinia smeathmannii
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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
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-17

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2017). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Garcinia smeathmannii.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=193760, retrieved 19 November 2017

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