Maranthes goetzeniana (Engl.) Prance

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Synonyms: Maranthes africana (Benth.) Prance
Common names: Maranthes (English)
Status: Native
Medium to large evergreen tree. Leaves alternate, elliptic-oblong with a prominent drip tip, shiny dark green above, dull green below; margins entire but wavy. Two small raised glands are present at the base of the midrib. Flowers, 1-2 cm in diameter, in corymbs, creamy white or greenish. Stamens numerous, longer than the petals. Fruit an obovoid, fleshy drupe, hairless.
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Habitat: In moist evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jul - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status: Near Endemic
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 173. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 38.

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 44.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 82.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 35.

Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Dowsett-Lemaire, F., Congdon, C., Branch, B., Collins, S., Curran, M., Dowsett, R,J., Fishpool, L., Francisco, J., Harris, Kopp, M. & de Sousa, C. (2012). Mt Mabu, Mozambique: Biodiversity and Conservation Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London Page 73.

White, F. (1976). The taxonomy, ecology and chorology of African Chrysobalanaceae (excluding Acioa) Bulletin du Jardin Botanique national de Belgique 46(3/4) Page 303.

White, F. (1978). Chrysobalanaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 43 - 44.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Maranthes goetzeniana., retrieved 17 April 2024

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