1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Chytranthus Hook.f.
      1. Chytranthus longibracteatus F.G.Davies

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Nguru Mountains).

    [FTEA]

    Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

    Habit
    Small dioecious tree; bark grey.
    Leaves
    Leaves with petiole 6 cm. long, 1 cm. wide at base, woody, ribbed, shortly pubescent in the grooves; rhachis up to 1 m. long, tapering, angular; leaflets crowded, ± 12-jugate, the uppermost oblong-oblanceolate or oblong, 20–33 cm. long, 5–8 cm. wide, the lowermost elliptic, 7–8 cm. long, 3–5 cm. wide, obtuse to acute or shortly acuminate at the apex, truncate at the base, glabrous; lateral veins in ± 8 pairs in small leaflets, ± 20 in upper larger leaflets, prominent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences borne on trunk near ground and lower parts of the branches, 10–25 cm. long, at first brownish velvety; male not known; female flowers borne singly or in pairs subtended by a subulate bract up to 2 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2-lipped with 2 triangular sepals 5 mm. long, separated by a sinus of 2 mm. and 3 sepals 4 mm. long, separated by sinuses of 1.2 mm., increasing slightly in fruit, densely pubescent.
    Corolla
    Petals 4, drying reddish, oblong, 8 mm. long, 2 mm. wide with claw 0.7 mm. long; scattered hairs present, especially at the junction of the scale, scale ligulate, 4 mm. long, slightly narrower than petal-limb, hooded at the apex, with a shallowly lobed appendage.
    Disc
    Disk reniform.
    Stamens
    Staminodes with pilose filaments and glabrous anthers.
    Ovary
    Ovary triangular.
    Fruits
    Immature fruit ovoid, 2.5 cm. long, 3-ribbed, 3-locular, orange-brown velvety tomentose and with longer hairs; pedicels 6 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Presumably forest; ± 1000 m.
    Distribution
    T6 known only from the type

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Chytranthus longibracteatus F.G.Davies appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 5, 1996 Semsei, S.R. [1402], Tanzania K000426320
    Mar 5, 1996 Semsei, S.R. [1402], Tanzania K000426321
    Mar 5, 1996 Semsei, S.R. [1402], Tanzania K000426322

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Sapindac.: 67 (1998)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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