Garcinia punctata Oliv.

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Garcinia punctata

Small (immature) tree in woodland
Flowers
Hillwood Wildlife Reserve
Jan 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Garcinia punctata

Small (immature) tree in woodland
Fruit
Hillwood Wildlife Reserve
Jan 2009
Photo: Mike Bingham

Garcinia punctata

Katanga Province, DRC;
Aug 2010
Photo: Jos Stevens

Garcinia punctata

Katanga Province, DRC;
Aug 2009
Photo: Jos Stevens.

Garcinia punctata

Katanga Province, DRC;
Aug 2009
Photo: Jos Stevens.

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Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Tree, 5-9 m tall (up to 20 M. in DRC), glabrous; branches quadrangular at first, later cylindric. Leaves opposite, petiolate, oblong or elliptic with a long narrow obtuse cauda (driptip) at the apex.
Type location:
Angola and Gabon
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Riverine and dry-evergreen (Cryptosepalum) forest
Altitude range: 1500 m (approx)
Flowering time:Dec - Jan
Worldwide distribution: West Africa; East Africa; South-central Africa (Nigeria, DRC; Zambia; Angola)
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw
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 1 March 2016
Literature:

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Page 402.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Garcinia punctata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Garcinia punctata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Garcinia punctata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Garcinia punctata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Garcinia punctata
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JSTOR Plant Science: Garcinia punctata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Garcinia punctata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Garcinia punctata
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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 punctata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=193750, retrieved 30 November 2021

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