Mimusops obtusifolia Lam.
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Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Mimusops obtusifolia Lam. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000244674. Accessed on: 23 Oct 2021'

Morphology

Staminodes longer or shorter than stamens.

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    Gynoecium c. 10 mm. long.

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    Fruit up to 2·5 cm. long, edible, plum–shaped, 1–5(6)–seeded, with brittle orange or red epicarp; fruiting calyx spreading to reflexed.

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    Flowers sweetly scented, in axillary fascicles of 1–3; pedicels 8–20 mm. long, lengthening considerably from bud to fruit.

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    Calyx up to 9 mm. long.

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    Many–stemmed shrub, or tree, 1·5–20 m. tall; bark rough; crown (in large specimens) hemispherical.

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    Corolla up to 8·5 mm. long, white, cream–coloured or pale pink; lateral segments narrowly triangular or lanceolate, median segment elliptic with narrow attachment, longer or shorter than laterals; tube c. 1 mm. long.

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    Anthers 2·5–3 mm. long.

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    Young stems appressed brownish pubescent, soon glabrescent.

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    Leaves 3·5–9·5 x 2·2–7 cm., elliptic, broadly elliptic, obovate or suborbicular; apex rounded, often slightly emarginate or apiculate, base acute; petiole 1·3–4 cm. long. Upper leaf surface glossy, usually with prominent midrib and vein reticulation but sometimes the latter obscured by the thick leathery cuticle, glabrous.,Lower surface mat, with prominent midrib and level or raised reticulation, glabrous or sparsely greyish appressed–pubescent.

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    Seed up to 2 cm. long.

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    Bark of older twigs grey, finely longitudinally fissured and wrinkled.

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     Information From

    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FZ
    https://www.kew.org/science/who-we-are-and-what-we-do/strategic-outputs-2020/plants-of-the-world-online
    http://www.plantsoftheworldonline.org/terms-and-conditions
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    Global Tree Search
    https://tools.bgci.org/global_tree_search.php
    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • B Botanic Gardens Conservation International
    Sapotaceae
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).