Garcinia huillensis Oliv.

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Garcinia huillensis

Mkushi, David Moffat's Farm; Sep 1993.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Garcinia huillensis

Mkushi, David Moffat's Farm; Sep 1993.
Photo: Mike Bingham

Garcinia huillensis

Katanga Province, DRC;
Oct 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

Garcinia huillensis

Katanga Province, DRC;
Oct 2006
Photo: Jos Stevens

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Synonyms: Garcinia buchananii Baker
Common names: Muñindu (Lunda) Musongwa (Bemba)
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Native
Description:
Small evergreen tree. Leaves oblong or elliptic, thick and leathery, exuding a yellow sticky latex when broken . Lateral veins conspicuously etched on both surfaces. Flowers solitary or in small clusters, axillary, greenish-yellow, short-lived. Fruits fleshy, spherical, yellow when ripe, edible. Verdcourt in FTEA separates G. buchananii and G. huillensis as follows: 1.Leaf lamina ± long-acuminate; petiole 5-15 mm long; bark not corky ... buchananii 2.Leaf lamina rounded, obtuse, acute or apiculate at the apex; petiole 2-6 mm; bark corky ...huillensis The distinction is valid for Zimbabwe; whether it is valid in Zambia awaits an examination of herbarium material.
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Habitat: Dry-evergreen forest, woodland, mostly amongst rocks.
Altitude range: 920 - 1820 m
Flowering time:Aug – Oct
Worldwide distribution: From South Sudan to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Angola.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,N,Mc,C,Lk
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:

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 260.

Drummond, R.B. (1981). Common Trees of the Central Watershed Woodlands of Zimbabwe. Natural Resources Board, Harare. Pages 150 - 151. (Includes a picture).

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 402 - 403.

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 28 - 29. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Garcinia huillensis
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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: Garcinia huillensis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=214060, retrieved 4 August 2020

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