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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2167)

      Order: Ericales (56)

        Family: Sapotaceae (6)(family description)

          Genus: Mimusops (1)

            Epithet: kummel Bruce ex A.DC. (1)

Synonyms: Binectaria fragrans (Baker) Kuntze, Imbricaria fragrans Baker, Kaukenia kummel (Bruce ex A.DC.) Kuntze, Mimusops djurensis Engl., Mimusops fragans (Baker) Engl., Mimusops kerstingii Engl., Mimusops kilimandscharica Engl., Mimusops langenburgiana Engl., Mimusops longipes Baker, Mimusops pohlii Engl., Mimusops stenosepala Chiov.

djurensis => from the Jur river basin in western South Sudan

fragans => fragrant

fragrans => fragrant, of pleasant odour

kerstingii => in honor of Otto Hermann Kersting (1863-1937), physician and plant collector from Riga, Latvia who made a number of expeditions to German territories in West Africa and New Guinea

kilimandscharica => from Mt. Kilimanjaro area of Tanzania

langenburgiana => from Tukuyu (= Neu Langenburg during the German colonial rule), Mbeya Region, Tanzania

longipes => long-stalked

pohlii => in honor of Joseph Pohl (1864–1939), German botanical artist who collaborated with botanist Adolf Engler or in honor of Richard W. Pohl (1916-1993), US American botanist

stenosepala => narrow, linear sepal


Climate: tropical

Habit: tree

Flower colour: white

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