1. Family: Clusiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Garcinia L.
      1. Garcinia acutifolia N.Robson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is CE. Tanzania to N. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Guttiferae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, 2–3 m. high, glabrous; branches slender, narrowly 4-winged.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate; lamina 6–9 × c. 2·5–5 cm., chartaceous, bright green, concolorous, ovate to lanceolate or elliptic, shortly and usually very acutely acuminate at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, with c. 12–20 main lateral nerves (sometimes alternating with weaker ones) ± prominent on both surfaces, forming a wide angle (60°–80°) with the midrib and anastomosing loosely towards the margin, and with translucent streaks and interrupted lines ± parallel to the lateral veins, but without visible dark longitudinal glandular lines; petiole 4–6 mm. long, channelled above, yellow-green to orange; ligule inconspicuous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal or axillary; male flowers c. 5–6 mm. in diam., in few- or many-flowered pedunculate regularly biparous cymes; pedicels 1·5–4 mm. long, pale green.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, pale green, the outer pair shorter, broadly ovate to suborbicular, cucullate, the inner pair broadly obovate to orbicular, rounded at the apex.
    Corolla
    Petals 4, 3–3·5 mm. long, yellow, oblong or oblanceolate, rounded at the apex.
    Male
    Male flowers with 2 antisepalous stamen-fascicles, each of 3 stamens, with filaments completely united and anthers sessile, oblong or elliptic, curved or straight, not septate; ovary-vestige c. 1 mm. in diam., flattened-obconic, with 4-lobed stigma.
    Flowers
    Female flowers and fruit as yet unknown. Male flowers with 2 antisepalous stamen-fascicles, each of 3 stamens, with filaments completely united and anthers sessile, oblong or elliptic, curved or straight, not septate; ovary-vestige c. 1 mm. in diam., flattened-obconic, with 4-lobed stigma.
    Female
    Female flowers and fruit as yet unknown.
    [FTEA]

    Guttiferae, P. Bamps, N. Robson & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 2–3 m. tall, glabrous; branchlets slender, narrowly 4-winged.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite; blades bright green on both surfaces, ovate to lanceolate or elliptic, 6–9 cm. long, 2.5–5 cm. wide, shortly and mostly very acutely acuminate at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, thickly papery, venation prominent on both surfaces with 12–20 pairs of main lateral nerves and with translucent streaks and interrupted lines ± parallel to them but without visible dark longitudinal glandular lines; petiole 4–6 mm. long, channelled above, yellow-green to orange with an inconspicuous ligule.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal or axillary.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, pale green, unequal, the outer pair broadly ovate to ± round, 1–1.3 mm. long, 1–1.3 mm. wide, cucullate, the inner pair broadly obovate to round, 2–2.5 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, rounded at the apex.
    Corolla
    Petals 4, yellow, oblong or oblanceolate, 3–3.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, rounded at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamen-bundles 2, opposite the sepals, each of 3 stamens with the filaments completely united and anthers sessile, oblong or elliptic, curved or straight, not locellate.
    Pistil
    Rudimentary ovary flattened-obconic, ± 1 mm. in diameter with a 4-lobed stigma.
    Male
    Rudimentary ovary flattened-obconic, ± 1 mm. in diameter with a 4-lobed stigma. Male flowers in few–many-flowered shortly pedunculate cymes; pedicels 1.5–4 mm. long. Sepals 4, pale green, unequal, the outer pair broadly ovate to ± round, 1–1.3 mm. long, 1–1.3 mm. wide, cucullate, the inner pair broadly obovate to round, 2–2.5 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, rounded at the apex. Petals 4, yellow, oblong or oblanceolate, 3–3.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, rounded at the apex. Stamen-bundles 2, opposite the sepals, each of 3 stamens with the filaments completely united and anthers sessile, oblong or elliptic, curved or straight, not locellate.
    Flowers
    Female flowers and fruit unknown. Male flowers in few–many-flowered shortly pedunculate cymes; pedicels 1.5–4 mm. long.
    Female
    Female flowers and fruit unknown.
    Habitat
    Dry evergreen forest; 100 m.
    Distribution
    T6

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Tanzania

    Garcinia acutifolia N.Robson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1953 Semsei, S.R. [1294], Tanzania K000240276 paratype

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 34: 95 (1960)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Bamps, P., Robson, N. & Verdcourt, B. (1978). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Guttiferae: 1-34.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • N. Robson in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 404 (1961).
    • N. Robson in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 34: 95, t.1 (1960)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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