Monodora junodii Engl. & Diels
var. macrantha Paiva

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Monodora junodii var. macrantha

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu Concession, Sofala.

Monodora junodii var. macrantha

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Catapu Concession, Sofala.

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Common names: Green apple (English)
Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves elliptic-oblong to oblanceolate, shiny and and thinly textured. Flowers reddish-brown to wine-red, rather striking. Fruit near spherical, not segmented, blackish and deeply wrinkled with vertical ridges when ripe.
Notes: This variety differs from var. junodii by the leathery leaves with prominent veining and lime-green to yellowish hairless flowers on longer stalks with reddish inner petals.
Derivation of specific name: junodii: named after Henri-Alexandra Junod (1863-1934), Swiss evangelist and naturalist in South Africa;
macrantha: large-flowered
Habitat: On rocky outcrops and in woodland, usually in hot and dry areas.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Sep - Dec
Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Mpumalanga, South Africa
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Saturday 14 August 2010

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Pages 211 - 212.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Monodora junodii
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Monodora junodii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Monodora junodii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Monodora junodii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Monodora junodii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Monodora junodii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Monodora junodii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Monodora junodii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Monodora junodii
Ispot Southern Africa: Monodora junodii
JSTOR Plant Science: Monodora junodii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Monodora junodii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Monodora junodii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Monodora junodii
Tropicos: Monodora junodii

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 junodii var. macrantha., retrieved 12 December 2017

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