Anisophyllea boehmii Engl.

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Anisophyllea boehmii

Old and new foliage;
Note the spiral arrangement of the young leaves
Kitwe; Aug 2008.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Anisophyllea boehmii

Flowers in river gorge; Mpika district, Mpika; May 1995.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Anisophyllea boehmii

Fruit; Kasama; Oct 2000.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Anisophyllea boehmii

Fruit; Muchinga; Nov 1977.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Anisophyllea boehmii

Fruit; Kamuganda; Dec 2010.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Anisophyllea boehmii

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Anisophyllea boehmii

Drawing: Patricia Bingham

Anisophyllea boehmii

Katanga Province, DRC
Aug 2012
Photo: Jos Stevens

Anisophyllea boehmii

Katanga Province, DRC
Sep 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

Anisophyllea boehmii

Katanga Province, DRC
Nov 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Synonyms: Anisophyllea pomifera Engl. & Brehmer
Common names: Mufungu (Bemba) Mufuñu (Lunda)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A small tree to 12 m. high, evergreen or semi-evergreen in northern miombo woodland. One of the most sought after edible wild fruits, sold in the towns.
Type location:
Tanzania
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Evergreen or semi-evergreen in northern miombo woodland.
Altitude range: 950 - 1500 m
Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,N,W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Cb,Lp,N,E,S,W
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 7 April 2016
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 59. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 658. (Includes a picture).

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 46 - 47. (Includes a picture).

Torre, A. & Gonçalves, M. L. (1978). Rhizophoraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 97 - 99. Also as Anisophyllea pomifera (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: Anisophyllea boehmii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185450, retrieved 12 May 2021

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