Anisophyllea boehmii Engl.

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Anisophyllea boehmii

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Anisophyllea boehmii

Photo: Mike Bingham
Mpika district, Mpika

Anisophyllea boehmii

Photo: Mike Bingham

Anisophyllea boehmii

Photo: Mike Bingham

Anisophyllea boehmii

Photo: Mike Bingham

Anisophyllea boehmii

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Anisophyllea boehmii

Photo: Patricia Bingham

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Synonyms: Anisophyllea pomifera Engl. & Brehmer
Common names:
A small tree to 12 m. high, evergreen or semi-evergreen in northern miombo woodland. One of the most sought after edible wild fruits, sold in the towns.
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Flowering time:Nov - Dec
Worldwide distribution:
Mozambique distribution:
Growth form(s): Tree.
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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 59. (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 658. (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 46 - 47. (Includes a picture).

Torre, A. & Gonçalves, M. L. (1978). Rhizophoraceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 97 - 99. Also as Anisophyllea pomifera (Includes a picture).

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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: Anisophyllea boehmii., retrieved 4 June 2023

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