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

[FZ]

Myrtaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Small or medium-sized evergreen tree up to 20 m. tall; foliage very dense, slightly glaucous.
Morphology General Bark
Bark dark brown, rough, flaking.
Morphology Stem
Young stems quadrangular and slightly winged.
Morphology 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers 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.
Morphology Reproductive morphology 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.

Native to:

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

English
Umdoni, Water pear, Waterberry

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

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.

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