Mimusops caffra E. Mey. ex A. DC.

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Mimusops caffra

Photo: David Gwynne-Evans
Inhaca Island, Mozambique

Mimusops caffra

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Mimusops caffra

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Mimusops caffra

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Mimusops caffra

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Mimusops caffra

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Mimusops caffra

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

Mimusops caffra

Photo: Sune Holt
Vilankulo, Inhambane, Mozambique

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Synonyms: Mimusops revoluta Hochst.
Common names: Coastal red-milkwood (English)
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Description:
Evergreen shrub or small tree to 15 m. Leaves strongly leathery; lamina 3-9 × 1.5-4.5 cm, obovate, blue-green and hairless above, discolorous, slightly pubescent beneath; base acute; apex rounded, often slightly emarginate; margin thickened, sightly rolled under. Flowers white, borne in clusters of up to 8 in leaf axils. Calyx brownish-pubescent. Corolla: tube c. 1.5 mm; median segments lanceolate; lateral segments of corolla each divided to the base into 2 narrowly triangular laciniae. Fruit ovoid, up to 2.5 cm long, orange-red when ripe; fruiting calyx not reflexed.
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Flowering time:Sep - Mar
Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique, South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape)
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
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Content last updated: Friday 18 April 2014
Literature:

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 740. (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Sapotaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Pages 235 - 237. (Includes a picture).

Siebert, S. & Mössmer, M. (Editors) (2002). SABONET Southern Mozambique Expedition 2001; Provisional Plant Checklist of the Maputo Elephant Reserve (MER) and Licuati Forest Reserve (LFR) SABONET News 7(1) Page 29.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Mimusops caffra
African Plant Database: Mimusops caffra
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Mimusops caffra
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Mimusops caffra
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Mimusops caffra
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Mimusops caffra
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Mimusops caffra
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JSTOR Plant Science: Mimusops caffra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Mimusops caffra
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Mimusops caffra
Plants of the World Online: Mimusops caffra
Tropicos: Mimusops caffra
Wikipedia: Mimusops caffra


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Mimusops caffra.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=175070, retrieved 30 October 2020

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