Xylocarpus granatum J.König

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Xylocarpus granatum

Photo: Warren McCleland
Govuro Estuary, North of Inhassoro

Xylocarpus granatum

Photo: Warren McCleland
Govuro Estuary, North of Inhassoro

Xylocarpus granatum

Photo: Warren McCleland
Govuro Estuary, North of Inhassoro

Xylocarpus granatum

Photo: Warren McCleland
Govuro Estuary, North of Inhassoro

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Synonyms: Carapa moluccensis sensu Oliv.
Carapa obovata Bl.
Xylocarpus benadirensis Mattei
Xylocarpus obovatus (Bl.) A. Juss.
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Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched evergreen tree. Bark smooth, yellowish or brown and green, flaking. Suface roots laterally compressed and ribbon-like. Leaves paripinnate with usually 1-2 pairs of leaflets; petiole and rhachis up to 8.5 cm long. Leaflets opposite, elliptic-oblong or obovate-elliptic, up to 12 cm long but usually smaller, hairless, leathery with prominent veins on both surfaces. Flowers in lax racemes of 2-3-flowered clusters, whitish or pale pink. Fruit large, up to 20 cm in diameter with tour obscure grooves along the surface.
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Habitat: In tidal mud along the upper limits of mangrove swamps.
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout most of the Old World Tropics, Australia, Fiji and Tonga and Madagascar. In Africa from Somalia to Southern Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N,Z,MS,M
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Content last updated: Wednesday 31 August 2016
Literature:

Beentje, H. & Bandeira, S. (2007). Field Guide to the Mangrove trees of Africa and Madagascar Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, UK ISBN 978-184246-135-8 Pages 72 - 73. (Includes a picture).

Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 389. (Includes a picture).

White, F. & Styles, B.T. (1963). Meliaceae Flora Zambesiaca 2(1) Pages 295 - 297. (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Xylocarpus granatum
African Plant Database: Xylocarpus granatum
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Xylocarpus granatum
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JSTOR Plant Science: Xylocarpus granatum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Xylocarpus granatum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Xylocarpus granatum
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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: Xylocarpus granatum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=177680, retrieved 13 August 2020

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