Manilkara concolor (Harv.) Gerstner

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

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree 3–12 m. tall.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or greenish–yellow, nectariferous, borne in fascicles of up to 8 flowers in leaf axils; pedicels 5–13 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2·8–3·2 mm. long, sepals triangular to ovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla c. 4 mm. long, connate at base for c. 0·6 mm.; median segments narrowly elliptic, slender at base, lateral segments broader.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers 1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes triangular to dentate–acuminate, variable in size.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium
Gynoecium c. 3·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit up to 1·5 cm. in diameter, subglobose, 1–2–seeded, orange and edible when ripe.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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 Has image?
Gerrard, W.T. [1662], South Africa K000901125 isotype Yes

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

    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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