Monodora stenopetala Oliv.

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Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Mt Bunga, Gorongosa National Park

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

Monodora stenopetala

Photo: Bart Wursten
Along road North of Chironde Camp to Inhamitanga Forest, Coutada 12

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Synonyms:
Common names: Nsiwi (Sena) Oval green apple (English)
Frequency: Probably rare
Status: Native
Description:
Shrub or small tree. Leaves elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, velvety. Flowers pendulous, yellow, outer petals up to 5 cm long with very wavy margins. Fruit ovoid, c. 6 × 4 cm, not segmented, blackish and finely wrinkled when ripe.
Notes: Only six collections were known from herbaria and the species had not been seen for more than 30 years. More recently it has been collected again in the Inhamatanga Forest area and on Bunga Inselberg in Gorongosa National Park.
Derivation of specific name: stenopetala: with narrow petals
Habitat: In woodland and thickets.
Altitude range: 100 - 500 m
Flowering time:Sep - Nov
Worldwide distribution: Malawi and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: T,MS
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Endangered
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Content last updated: Sunday 10 September 2017
Literature:

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 212.

Couvreur, T.L.P. (2008). Revealing the Secrets of African Annonaceae. Systematics, Evolution and Biogeography of the Syncarpous Genera Isolona and Monodora Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Pages 238 - 240.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 23.

Robson, N.K.B. (1960). Annonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 1(1) Pages 147 - 148. (Includes a picture).

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JSTOR Plant Science: Monodora stenopetala
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Monodora stenopetala
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monodora stenopetala
The Plant List (version 1.1): Monodora stenopetala
Tropicos: Monodora stenopetala


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Monodora stenopetala.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=178640, retrieved 21 November 2017

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