Annona stenophylla Engl. & Diels
subsp. nana (Exell) N.Robson

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Annona stenophylla subsp. nana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, nr Haka fence

Annona stenophylla subsp. nana

Picture: Bart Wursten
Mount Jenya School, Osborne Dam

Annona stenophylla subsp. nana

Picture: Penny English
Chizarira NP

Annona stenophylla subsp. nana

Picture: Penny English
Chizarira NP

Annona stenophylla subsp. nana

Picture: Penny English
Chizarira NP

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Synonyms: Annona nana Exell
Common names:
Status: Native
Subshrub, up to 0.6(-1) m, with annual stems growing from a woody rhizome. Leaves oblong to obovate, bluish-green, variously pubescent, particularly below. Venation conspicuous, main veins reddish-purple. Flowers mostly solitary, axillary, petals greenish outside, creamy yellow within, fleshy, hairy.
Type location:
Zimbabwe, Harare
Derivation of specific name: stenophylla: narrow-leaved; nana: dwarf
Habitat: In frequently burnt grassland and open woodland.
Altitude range: 1000 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Oct - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Katanga-DRC, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
Growth form(s): Shrub under 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 118. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 4.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 23.

Mannheimer, C. & Curtis B. (2009). Le Roux and Müller's Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of Namibia Macmillan Education, Windhoek, Namibia. Pages 52 - 53. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 17.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 142 - 145. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 23.

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 196.

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Flora of Botswana: Annona stenophylla subsp. nana
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Annona stenophylla subsp. nana

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Annona stenophylla
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Annona stenophylla
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Annona stenophylla
Tropicos: Annona stenophylla
Wikipedia: Annona stenophylla

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Annona stenophylla subsp. nana., retrieved 25 January 2020

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