Garcinia volkensii Engl.

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Garcinia volkensii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kasama District, Mwela Rocks, 5 km east of Kasama.

Garcinia volkensii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Kasama District, Mwela Rocks, 5 km east of Kasama.

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Common names:
Status: Native
A small tree or shrub, much branched, glabrous; branches stiff, often forming a side angle with the stem, grooved or winged; leaves opposite, petiolate, thin leathery.
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Habitat: In understorey of evergreen forest, riverine forest and sometimes on granite rocks.
Altitude range: 1300 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Sep - Oct
Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Tanzania; Mozambique, Malawi and Zambia.
Mozambique distribution: Z
Growth form(s): Tree, shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 129.

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 616. (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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 41.

Robson, N.K.B. (1961). Guttiferae Flora Zambesiaca 1(2) Pages 397 - 398.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 282 - 283. (Includes a picture).

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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: Garcinia volkensii., retrieved 27 May 2024

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