Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
subsp. barotsense F. White

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Syzygium guineense subsp. barotsense

Picture: Bart Wursten
Island 2, Katombora Is

Syzygium guineense subsp. barotsense

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Syzygium guineense subsp. barotsense

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
Small to medium-sized tree. The bark is smooth and pale grey. Fruits larger than in other subspecies and often bicoloured, half whitish, half purple.
Type location:
Zambia, Livingstone
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: guineense: of Guinea,referring to West Africa in general
barotsense: of Barotseland a term for the region between Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Angola and the homeland of the Lozi people or Barotse.
Habitat: On the banks of major rivers, often overhanging the water.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Aug - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Caprivi Namibia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,S,W
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 30 October 2014
Literature:

Curtis, B.A. & Mannheimer, C.A. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia National Botanic Research Institute, Windhoek Pages 503 - 504. as Syzygium guineense (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 264.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 89.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 220.

White, F. (1978). Myrtaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 198 - 201.

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Flora of Botswana: Syzygium guineense subsp. barotsense
Flora of Caprivi: Syzygium guineense subsp. barotsense
Flora of Zimbabwe: Syzygium guineense subsp. barotsense

External websites:

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


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: Syzygium guineense subsp. barotsense.
http://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142370, retrieved 22 October 2017

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