Eugenia capensis (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Sond.
subsp. capensis

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Eugenia capensis subsp. capensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Eugenia capensis subsp. capensis

Photo: Meg Coates Palgrave
Bazaruto Island

Eugenia capensis subsp. capensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Govuro Estuary, North of Inhassoro.

Eugenia capensis subsp. capensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Govuro Estuary, North of Inhassoro.

Eugenia capensis subsp. capensis

Photo: Warren McCleland
Govuro Estuary, North of Inhassoro.

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Synonyms: Eugenia capensis (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Sond. var. major Sond.
Memecylon capense Eckl. & Zeyh.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Evergreen shrub or small tree, usually 2-4 m tall. Leaves opposite, oblanceolate-elliptic to almost circular, up to 4.6 cm long, leathery, rounded at the apex and often subcordate at the base, hairless. Flowers axillary, solitary or in 1-5-flowered clusters, creamy-white to greenish. Fruit subglobose c. 1.5 cm in diameter, purple-black when ripe.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: capensis: of the Cape, South Africa.
Habitat: Mostly in coastal sand-dune thickets, more rarely in forest or wooded grassland.
Altitude range: 0 - 200 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Southern Mozambique and South Africa.
Mozambique distribution: GI,M
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Content last updated: Wednesday 31 August 2016
Literature:

Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 109. (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 694. (Includes a picture).

White, F. (1978). Myrtaceae Flora Zambesiaca 4 Pages 187 - 188.

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External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eugenia capensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Eugenia capensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Eugenia capensis
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eugenia capensis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eugenia capensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Eugenia capensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Eugenia capensis
iNaturalist: Eugenia capensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eugenia capensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Eugenia capensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eugenia capensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eugenia capensis
Plants of the World Online: Eugenia capensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Eugenia capensis
Tropicos: Eugenia capensis
Wikipedia: Eugenia capensis


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: Eugenia capensis subsp. capensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=191580, retrieved 14 October 2019

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