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Pouteria adolfi-friedericii

Species Information                       

 

 

Species name               

Pouteria adolfi-friedericii

Common name(s)         

muna (KIK)

Family

Sapotaceae

Natural range

Ethiopia; Burundi; Rwanda; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Malawi; Zambia; Zimbabwe; South Sudan

Description      

 

 

Deciduous/evergreen

Evergreen, very long and clear bole with high crown

Size

Up to 50 m

Stem

Usually straight, buttressed

Bark

Pale grey-brown, smooth or lightly grooved; latex if cut

Leaves

Stiff and large to 20 cm, brownish-orange underneath

Flowers

Cream-green very small

Fruits

Hard, green, beaked

Seeds

Large, brown to 3 cm with large white scar containing edible oil

Uses

Timber medium-heavy, polishes well

Seed collection

 

 

Time of year

April

Post harvest handling

Sow fresh

Long term storage

Thought to be recalcitrant
Propagation

 

 

Method

Seed

Soil media

1:1:1 peat, sand, perlite; otherwise easy in soil

Pretreatment

None

Depth sown

3 cm

Environment

Greenhouse 22-25C / under shade in ambient conditions 17-20C

Dark/light conditions

Not known

Expected success rate

50-70%

Establishment

 

 

Age/height to plant out  

1-2 years

Shade requirements

Plant in shade

Soil

Basalt derived acid soil or forest soil; others unknown

Aftercare requirements

Plant in early main rains

Expected growth rate

Medium to slow

Expected survival rate

30-50%

PlantSearch link

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This information was provided by Brackenhurst Botanic Garden, Kenya. For further information, or to
buy seeds or seedlings of this species, please contact: mjlni@yahoo.com Tel: +254 729 638 738