Overview

Comprehensive Description

Botanical Description

Bole: Fluted. Small/medium. To 25 m. Bark: Brown. Papery. Flaking. Slash: Pale yellow with darker yellow striations. Fibrous. Occasional white latex. Leaf: Simple. Alternate. Petiole: To 2 cm. Lamina: Medium/large. 12 - 22 × 7 - 12 cm. Ovate/oblong. Cuneate. Obtuse/apiculate. Entire. Hairy. Domatia: Absent. Glands: Gland dots in leaves. Stipules: Absent. Thorns & Spines: Absent. Flower: Yellow/green. Clustered in axils. Fruit: Red; fleshy. Up to 2.5 cm long.
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Distribution

Range Description

A variety endemic to Zanzibar Island.
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coastal Tanzania; Eastern Arc Mountains; tropical Africa
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Physical Description

Type Information

Isotype; Isotype for Chrysophyllum alnifolium Engl.
Catalog Number: US 483833
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Botany
Verification Degree: Status verified from secondary sources
Preparation: Pressed specimen
Collector(s): M. Melinon
Locality: French Guiana, South America
  • Isotype: Eyma, P. J. 1936. Recueil Trav. Bot. Neerl. 33: 178.; Isotype: Engler, H. G. A. 1890. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 12: 522.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
It occurs in small areas of moist semi-deciduous forest.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Pouteria alnifolia

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
B1+2c

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1998
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
Lovett, J. & Clarke, G.P.

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s

History
  • 1997
    Vulnerable
    (Walter and Gillett 1998)
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

timber; firewood; food
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