African Plant Database

Garcinia livingstonei T. Anderson
Protologue : J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 263 (1867)
Information on the genus : Garcinia
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Garcinia angolensis Vesque (1889)
=Garcinia baikeana Vesque
=Garcinia baikeana var. togoensis Engl.
=Garcinia ferrandii Chiov. (1916)
=Garcinia livingstonei var. pallidinervia Engl.
=Garcinia pallidinervia Engl. (1921)
=Garcinia pendula Engl.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Shrub 1-3 m or tree 6-12(-21) m tall, usually of gnarled appearence, with short twisted bole and long horizontal or pendulous branches, cylindrical or somewhat 3-angular, becoming virgate; bark reticulate; fruits edible.
Ecology : Riverine woodland or on rocky outcrops away from water; riverine forest or thicket; river banks in dry hilly areas; 0-1900 m alt. Exceptionally variable species. Botswana, S. Africa, Caprivi Strip.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : perennial-Tree- Ht 0.55 - 12.24 m. Alt: 30 - 945 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, KN, LP, MP, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (1961). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 1[2]: 400-401
  • Boudet G. & J.P. Lebrun (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:179 (2012)

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Bothalia 3: 246 (1937).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 103 (1986).
  • Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 1: 170 (1991).
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