6386.000 Mimusops L.

Description of the genus

Trees and shrubs. Stipules 0 or soon caducous. Leaves not clustered at ends of branches. Flowers borne in axils of current leaves, pedicellate. Sepals 8, in two slightly dissimilar whorls of 4. Corolla of 8 deeply 3-lobed petals, joined in a short tube at the base. Stamens 8, anthers relatively large (2.5 mm or more). Fruit a 1-several-seeded berry with persistent basal calyx.

Worldwide: 20-30 species, centered in tropical Africa but extending to tropical Asia

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

Mimusops caffra

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
caffra E. Mey. ex A. DC.GI,MDescription, Image
obovata Sond.GI,MDescription
obtusifolia Lam.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image
zeyheri Sond.N,T,MS,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Mimusops:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Mimusops
Flora of Caprivi: Mimusops
Flora of Malawi: Mimusops
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Mimusops
Flora of Zambia: Mimusops
Flora of Zimbabwe: Mimusops

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mimusops
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mimusops
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Mimusops
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Mimusops
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mimusops

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Mimusops.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1073, retrieved 16 September 2019

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