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This species is accepted, and its native range is Rwanda to S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blade subcircular to lanceolate, up to 11 x 5.5 cm, broadly rounded to acuminate at the apex, subcordate to narrowly cuneate at the base, glabrous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers axillary, solitary or clustered; bracteoles c. 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4, c. 2.5 x 2.5 mm, ciliolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, 4–5.5 mm long, ciliolate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3–5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 4–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose, c. 1.5 cm in diam., purple-black.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Eugenia capensis (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Harv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 2013 Patel, I.H. [1047], Malawi K000752862
Timberlake, J. [5237], Mozambique K000613965

First published in Gen. S. Afr. Pl.: 416 (1838)

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. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin & G. Moggi [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0