1. Family: Clusiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Garcinia L.
      1. Garcinia punctata Oliv.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Niger to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Evergreen shrub or tree, 5–9 m. high (up to 20 m. in Belgian Congo), erect or trailing, much branched, glabrous; branches spreading, slender, ± quadrangular at first, later cylindric.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, petiolate: lamina 6–10 × 2–5 cm., oblong or elliptic, obtuse, with a long narrow obtuse cauda at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, bright green, concolorous, with numerous lateral veins prominent on both surfaces and forming a wide angle (60°-80°) with the midrib, and with dark ± longitudinal glandular lines visible on the lower surface, and translucent glandular dots and interrupted lines between, and parallel to, the lateral veins; petiole 4–6 mm. long, channelled above; ligule inconspicuous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence terminal or axillary; flowers c. 10 mm. in diam., dioecious, in single or in few-flowered, pedunculate or ± sessile, biparous cymes or fascicles; pedicels 2–5 mm. long, pale green.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, pale green, the outer pair shorter, triangular-ovate to orbicular, cucullate, the inner pair ovate to orbicular, obtuse to rounded at the apex.
    Corolla
    Petals 4, 4–5 mm. long, greenish-yellow or greenish-white, elliptic or obovate, ± reflexed, sometimes ± emarginate.
    Flowers
    Male flowers with 4 stamen-fascicles each of 5–7 stamens with filaments completely united and anthers sessile, oblong, curved, transversely septate; ovary-vestige orange, rugose, c. 1–2 mm. in diam. Female flowers with a yellowish, globular or obconical, 4-locular ovary surmounted by a broad peltate sticky orange-yellow ± 4-lobed stigma.
    Male
    Male flowers with 4 stamen-fascicles each of 5–7 stamens with filaments completely united and anthers sessile, oblong, curved, transversely septate; ovary-vestige orange, rugose, c. 1–2 mm. in diam.
    Female
    Female flowers with a yellowish, globular or obconical, 4-locular ovary surmounted by a broad peltate sticky orange-yellow ± 4-lobed stigma.
    Fruits
    Berry 15–18 mm. in diam., globular, yellow when ripe, 2–3-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seeds c. 9 mm. long, ± cylindric.
    [FWTA]

    Guttiferae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

    Habit
    A tree, 15–30 ft.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Niger, Nigeria, Zambia, Zaïre

    Garcinia punctata Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 1, 2005 Burgt, X.M. van der [745], Cameroon K000023276
    Jan 1, 1987 Thomas, D.W. [4877], Cameroon K000105256
    Milne-Redhead, E. [3103], Zambia 21851.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [4246], Angola 9061.000
    Milne-Redhead, E. [4293], Zambia 9063.000
    Troupin, G. [4355], Congo, DRC 21852.000
    Binuyo, A. [35183], Cameroon K000105260
    Binuyo, A. [FHI 35461], Cameroon K000105257
    Gartlan, J.S. [2], Cameroon 6049.048
    Gartlan, J.S. [2], Cameroon K000105261
    Thomas, D.W. [202], Cameroon 41187.000
    K000240264
    Wehr. [1050] K000240263
    Wehr. [1050] K000240265
    Staudt, A. [446], Cameroon K000105258
    Staudt, A. [509], Cameroon K000105259

    First published in Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 167 (1868)

    Accepted by

    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Aedo, C., Tellería, M.T. & Velayos, M. (eds.) (1999). Bases Documentales para la Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial; Plantas vascularis y hongos: 1-414. CSIC, real jardín Botánico, Madrid.
    • Bamps, P. (1970). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Guttiferae: 1-74. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Staner in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 13: 138.
    • F.T.A. 1: 167 (1868)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Aedo, C., Tellería, M.T. & Velayos, M. (eds.) (1999). Bases Documentales para la Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial; Plantas vascularis y hongos: 1-414. CSIC, real jardín Botánico, Madrid.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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