Manilkara sansibarensis (Engl.) Dubard

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Manilkara sansibarensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Rio Muacamula, Macomia District, Cabo Delgado.

Manilkara sansibarensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Rio Muacamula, Macomia District, Cabo Delgado.

Manilkara sansibarensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Rio Muacamula, Macomia District, Cabo Delgado.

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Synonyms: Mimusops sansibarensis Engl.
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Status: Native
Shrub or small tree. Leaves not confined to the ends of branches, variable, oblong, elliptic, oblong-obovate to broadly obovate, rounded or emarginate at the apex, hairless with impressed veins above, minutely greyish hairy with midrib prominent beneath; margin entire, rolled under; petiole 1-3 cm long. Flowers in densely flowered axillary clusters, white, on pedicels up to 12 mm long. Fruit ellipsoid to subglobose, up to 1.3 cm long, 1-4-seeded.
Derivation of specific name: sansibarensis: of Zanzibar where the type specimen was collected.
Habitat: On poorly drained sandy soils in coastal deciduous woodland.
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania and northern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Content last updated: Monday 22 August 2016

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 739. (Includes a picture).

Kupicha, F.K. (1983). Sapotaceae Flora Zambesiaca 7(1) Page 247.

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): Manilkara sansibarensis
African Plant Database: Manilkara sansibarensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Manilkara sansibarensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Manilkara sansibarensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Manilkara sansibarensis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Manilkara sansibarensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Manilkara sansibarensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Manilkara sansibarensis
Plants of the World Online: Manilkara sansibarensis
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Wikipedia: Manilkara sansibarensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Manilkara sansibarensis., retrieved 8 December 2023

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