Garcinia buchneri Engl.

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Garcinia buchneri

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Nov 2007.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Garcinia buchneri

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Nov 2007.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Garcinia buchneri

Ferme Randu, southwest Katanga Province, DRC; Dec 2007.
Photo: Jos Stevens

Garcinia buchneri

Picture: Doreen Bolnick

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Synonyms: Garcinia edulis Exell
Garcinia sapinii De Wild.
Common names:
Status: Native
Closely related to Garcinia huillensis; it differs in the following characters: Plant a rhizomatous shrublet (tree or shrub in huillensis), 15 - 30 cm tall. Leaves often subopposite (always opposite in huillensis), usually narrowly oblanceolate or narrowly elliptic (oblong or elliptic in huillensis) and with the apex acute or rounded (often acuminate in huillensis).
Type location:
Angola, Malange and Huila
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Dry areas of scrub and open woodland
Altitude range: 1700 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC and Zambia
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,C
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Tuesday 28 October 2014

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 403 - 404.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Garcinia buchneri
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Garcinia buchneri
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Garcinia buchneri
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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Garcinia buchneri., retrieved 22 April 2024

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