Chrysophyllum delevoyi De Wild.
Chrysophyllum fulvum S.Moore
Gambeya gorungosana (Engl.) Liben
Trees growing in their native habitat
Photograph by: Scamperdale
Chrysophyllum gorungosanum is an evergreen tree growing up to 40 metres tall. The straight bole is fluted and buttressed at the base, it can be unbranched for up to 17 metres[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use of its latex and wood.
Tropical Africa - Cameroon to Kenya, south to Angola, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Montane and upper montane forest[
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The ellipsoid fruit is up to 4cm long and 3cm wide[
A white latex exudes from incisions in the bark[
The wood is pinkish brown, straight-grained, medium texture, liable to split in the log and to warp on seasoning[
]. It is used for timber, grain mortars, beehives, veneer and plywood[
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