Memecylon flavovirens Baker

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Memecylon flavovirens

Photo: Warren McCleland
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Memecylon flavovirens

Photo: Warren McCleland
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

Memecylon flavovirens

Photo: Warren McCleland
Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania

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Synonyms: Memecylon cyanocarpum Gilg
Memecylon gossweileri Gilg ex Engl.
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Status: Native
Description:
Much-branched tree or shrub, up to 7.5 m tall. Bark greyish-brown, irregularly fissured; younger branches narrowly 4-winged. Leaves opposite, elliptic to obovate, 1.5-4.5 cm long, leathery, somewhat discolorous, green above, more yellowish beneath, single veined from the base with midrib impressed above, prominent beneath; margin entire; petiole c. 2 mm long. Inflorescences c. 12-flowered, in clusters on older leafless axils. Flowers with a creamy-white, cupshaped receptacle; petals 4, white, triangular, c. 3.5 × 2.5 mm, keeled; stamens with filaments c. 5.5 mm long; anthers purple, with a minute dorsal gland. Fruit ellipsoid, purple-blue when ripe.
Notes: This species has not been recorded for Mozambique in any literature but John Burrows, who has done extensive recent field reseach on the woody flora of Mozambique has confirmed its occurrence in the North of the country.
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Habitat: In Brachystegia-Julbernardia woodland, often on escarpments in dry stony ground.
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi and Mozambique.
Mozambique distribution: N
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Content last updated: Friday 14 October 2011
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 208. (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 708. (Includes a picture).

Fernandes, R. & A. (1978). Melastomataceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 222 - 224. (Includes a picture).

Smith, P. & Allen, Q. (2004). Field Guide to the Trees and Shrubs of the Miombo Woodlands Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew ISBN 1 84246 073 0 Pages 34 - 35. (Includes a picture).

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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: Memecylon flavovirens.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=185160, retrieved 16 July 2019

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