Monotes engleri Gilg

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Monotes engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Burma Valley Circular Drive near Vumba Junction

Monotes engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Monotes engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nr Bridal Veil Falls, Chimanimani

Monotes engleri

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mutirikwi CL, Murray MacDougall Drive

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Synonyms: Monotes hypoleucus sensu Eyles
Monotes tomentellus Hutch.
Common names: Pink-fruited monotes (English)
Status: Native
Small to medium sized tree. The leaves are distinctly bicoloured, dark green above and silvery-grey beneath. Flowers in short axillary heads, yellowish; stamens and anthers forming a triangular appendage. Fruit winged by the enlarged calyx lobes, pink to red when young, drying to pale brown.
Derivation of specific name: engleri: named after Dr Prof Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler (1844-1930), German Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Berlin, who initiated extensive botanical exploration in Africa.
Habitat: In sandy open woodland.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Nov - Mar
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Content last updated: Thursday 28 May 2009

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Monotes engleri
Flora of Zambia: Monotes engleri

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African Plant Database: Monotes engleri
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Monotes engleri
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Monotes engleri
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Monotes engleri
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Monotes engleri
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Monotes engleri
Ispot Southern Africa : Monotes engleri
JSTOR Plant Science: Monotes engleri
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Monotes engleri
Tropicos: Monotes engleri
West African Plants database: Monotes engleri

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings, Stefaan Dondeyne and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P., Dondeyne, S. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Monotes engleri., retrieved 28 July 2014

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