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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to S. Africa.

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Sapotaceae, F. K. Kupicha. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Habit
Tree 3–12 m. tall.
Leaves
Leaves not clustered at or confined to branch ends, glabrous; lamina 2·5–8·5 x 1–3·5 cm elliptic, oblong–elliptic, oblong–obovate or narrowly oblong, apex very slightly to moderately emarginate, base acute; petiole 2·5–8 mm. long. Midrib slightly raised on upper leaf surface, prominent below, nerve reticulation level to quite deeply impressed on both surfaces.
Flowers
Flowers white or greenish–yellow, nectariferous, borne in fascicles of up to 8 flowers in leaf axils; pedicels 5–13 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx 2·8–3·2 mm. long, sepals triangular to ovate.
Corolla
Corolla c. 4 mm. long, connate at base for c. 0·6 mm.; median segments narrowly elliptic, slender at base, lateral segments broader.
Anthers
Anthers 1·5 mm. long.
Staminodes
Staminodes triangular to dentate–acuminate, variable in size.
Gynoecium
Gynoecium c. 3·5 mm. long.
Fruits
Fruit up to 1·5 cm. in diameter, subglobose, 1–2–seeded, orange and edible when ripe.
Seeds
Seeds up to 11 mm. long.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Manilkara concolor (Harv.) Gerstner appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gerrard, W.T. [1662], South Africa K000901125 isotype

First published in J. S. African Bot. 14: 171 (1948)

Accepted by

  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Pennington, D. (2001 publ. 2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae: 1-364. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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