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  1. Family: Myrtaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Syzygium Gaertn.
      1. Syzygium cordatum Hochst. ex Krauss

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

    [FZ]

    Myrtaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Small or medium-sized evergreen tree up to 20 m. tall; foliage very dense, slightly glaucous.
    Bark
    Bark dark brown, rough, flaking.
    Stem
    Young stems quadrangular and slightly winged.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 4–8 x 2·2–13·5 x 7 cm., lanceolate-elliptic to oblong-elliptic or suborbicular, apex broadly rounded to subacute or, very rarely very shortly subacuminate, or emarginate, base deeply cordate and amplexicaul; petiole up to 0·2 cm. long.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle (including pseudopedicel) + calyx 0–6–0–9 cm. long; calyx +upper receptacle 0·35–0·5 cm. long; filaments (0·8)1·1–1·5 cm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit c. 1·8 x 0·9 cm., purple-black, urceolate, persistent calyx + upper receptacle 0·3–0·4 cm. long x 0·5 cm. wide.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Gabon, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Common Names

    English
    Umdoni, Water pear, Waterberry

    Other Data

    Syzygium cordatum Hochst. ex Krauss appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 2012 Heath, A. [1801], Botswana K000752890
    Jan 1, 1975 Gossweiler, J. [2801], Angola K000312577 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1975 Meller, C.J. [s.n.], Malawi K000312579
    Jan 1, 1975 Meller, C.J. [s.n.], Malawi K000312578 Unknown type material
    Eyles, F. [8844], Zimbabwe 8601.000
    Krauss [136], KwaZulu-Natal K000312793
    Drège [6], KwaZulu-Natal K000312792
    Groenendijk, E.M.C. [1465], Mozambique K000315272
    Smith, P.A. [1183], Botswana K000315217
    Harris, T. [106], Mozambique K000545089
    Timberlake, J. [5220], Mozambique K000613948
    Timberlake, J. [5252], Mozambique K000613981
    Timberlake, J. [5152], Mozambique K000613532
    Timberlake, J. [5161], Mozambique K000613541
    Timberlake, J. [5324], Malawi K000614670
    Timberlake, J. [5462], Mozambique K000614443
    Timberlake, J. [5464], Mozambique K000614445

    Bibliography

    First published in Flora 27: 425 (1844)

    Accepted by

    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mt. Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34: 1-199.
    • Curtis, B. & Mannheimer, C. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia: 1-688. The National Botanical Research Institute, Windhoek.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Curtis, B. & Mannheimer, C. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia: 1-688. The National Botanical Research Institute, Windhoek.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
    © Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/