Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
subsp. afromontanum F. White

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Syzygium guineense subsp. afromontanum

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Small valley North-east of Mt Binga, Chimanimani Mts

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Synonyms: Syzygium gerrardii (Harv. ex Hook. f.) Burtt Davy
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC. subsp. gerrardii (Harv. ex Hook. f.) F. White
Common names: Forest waterberry (English)
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Medium to large evergreen tree. Young leaves deep purple-red, the colour persisting for a while but eventually turning green.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A main constituent in montane evergreen forest.
Altitude range:
Flowering time:Jun - Oct (-Jan)
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
Growth form(s): Tree.
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 216.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 699. As Syzygium afromontanum (Includes a picture).

Dowsett-Lemaire, F. (1989). The flora and phytogeography of the evergreen forests of Malawi. I: Afromontane and mid-altitude forests; Bull. Jard. Bot. Nat. Belg. 59(1/2) Page 20.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 264. As Syzygium gerrardii

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 64.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 89. as Syzygium gerrardii

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 127.

White, F. (1978). Myrtaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 198 - 200.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 96.

Other sources of information about Syzygium guineense subsp. afromontanum:

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Flora of Botswana: Syzygium guineense subsp. afromontanum
Flora of Malawi: Syzygium guineense subsp. afromontanum
Flora of Zambia: Syzygium guineense subsp. afromontanum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Syzygium guineense subsp. afromontanum
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Syzygium guineense subsp. afromontanum

External websites:

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


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: Species information: Syzygium guineense subsp. afromontanum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=142350, retrieved 17 September 2019

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