Vangueria esculenta S. Moore

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Vangueria esculenta

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Catapu, Sofala, Mozambique.

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Synonyms: var. glabra S. Moore
Common names: Chirinda wild medlar (English)
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Shrub or small tree. Leaves elliptic to ovate, thinly textured, covered in short hairs on both surfaces, sometimes almost hairless, fine net-veining distinct. Flowers in small clusters, whitish, yellow or pale green, c. 10 mm in diameter. Fruit in pendulous clusters, subspherical, c. 2.5 cm in diameter, green to yellowish brown when ripe.
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Derivation of specific name: esculenta: edible
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Flowering time:Oct
Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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Literature:

Bridson, D.M. (1998). Rubiaceae, Part 2 Flora Zambesiaca 5(2) Pages 253 - 254.

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 276.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99.

Steedman, E.C. (1933). Some Trees, Shrubs and Lianes of Southern Rhodesia. Page 82. (Includes a picture).

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 224.

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Flora of Caprivi: Vangueria esculenta
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Vangueria esculenta

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Vangueria esculenta
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Vangueria esculenta
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Ispot Southern Africa: Vangueria esculenta
JSTOR Plant Science: Vangueria esculenta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Vangueria esculenta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Vangueria esculenta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Vangueria esculenta
Tropicos: Vangueria esculenta


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Vangueria esculenta.
http://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=155710, retrieved 24 October 2017

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