Garcinia volkensii Engl.

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Garcinia volkensii

Small tree amongst rocks
Kasama E, Mwela Rocks
Dec 2006
Photo: Mike Bingham

Garcinia volkensii

Kasama E, Mwela Rocks
Dec 2006
Photo: Mike Bingham

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Frequency: Locally common
Status: Native
Description:
A small tree or shrub, much branched, glabrous; branches stiff, often forming a side angle with the stem, grooved or winged; leaves opposite, petiolate, thin leathery.
Type location:
Tanzania, Kilimanjaro
Notes: Red data status:Known from few localities, suggest Lower Risk, near threatened
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In understorey of evergreen forest, riverine forest and sometimes on granite rocks.
Altitude range: 1300 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania; Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,N
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 28 October 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 129.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 616. (Includes a picture).

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 41.

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 397 - 398.

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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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Garcinia volkensii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=176180, retrieved 21 April 2021

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