1. Family: Bignoniaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Dolichandrone (Fenzl) Seem.
      1. Dolichandrone alba (Sim) Sprague

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Bignoniaceae, M. A. Diniz. Flora Zambesiaca 8:3. 1988

    Habit
    Deciduous shrub or small tree 3–12 m. tall.
    Bark
    Bark pale brown to greyish longitudinally finely rough.
    Branches
    Branchlets puberulous, soon becoming glabrous except at the leaflet articulations and provided with small scales which persist on the inferior surface of the adult leaves.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite, imparipinnate, (1)3–4(5)-jugate; leaflets 1.5–7.5 (8.7) × 1–4(5) cm. ovate, elliptic or obovate, the more proximal ones smaller, sessile or subsessile, except the terminal one which is petiolulate, apex rounded to acuminate, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin entire to minutely serrate, undulate; rhachis (2.2)2.7–14.5 cm. slightly sulcate above, terete below; petiole 0.5–3.7(4.7) cm. long, pseudostipules 0.3–1 cm. long, ovate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence up to 48 cm. long, many flowered, but only 2–3 flowers opening at the same time; pedicels 1–1.7 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx 2–3.3 cm. long coriaceous, spathaceous, slightly recurve-beaked, splitting along the posterior side.
    Corolla
    Corolla tube (3.5) 4–5(5.5) cm. long, narrow, slightly widening at the upper part, glabrous outside, more or less brownish pilose inside towards the base; corolla lobes white, 2–3 × 1.7–2.5 cm. rounded, somewhat fleshy, wavy at the margin.
    Stamens
    Stamens didynamous; subsessile, included, adnate up to about four fifths from the base of the corolla tube; anthers c. 3mm. long.
    Disc
    Disk 2 mm. long, annular.
    Ovary
    Ovary c. 5 mm. long, longitudinally bisulcate.
    Fruits
    Capsule 17–38 (50) cm. long, 1.3–2.8 cm. across and c. 0.5 cm. thick.
    Seeds
    Seeds 0.6–1 × 2.5–4.2 cm., including the wing.
    [FTEA]

    Bignoniaceae, Sally Bidgood, Bernard Verdcourt, Kaj Vollesen. Cobaeaceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2006

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree to 12 m tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-pinnate, 3–4(–5)-jugate.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets ovate or elliptic, 1.5–7.5(–8.5) × 1–4(–5) cm.
    Flowers
    Flowers in terminal racemes or panicles to 50 cm long.
    Calyx
    Calyx spathaceous, 2–3.3 cm long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, unequally 5-lobed, tube 3.5–5.5 cm long, narrowly cylindrical, lobes 2–3 × 1.7–2.5 cm.
    Fruits
    Fruit linear, compressed, curved, 17–38(–50) × 1.3–2.8 cm.
    Note
    Native of Mozambique. No material has been seen from East Africa, but the species has been cultivated in Mozambique and South Africa.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Dolichandrone alba (Sim) Sprague appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1919: 308 (1919)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Diniz, M.A. (1990). Bignoniaceae Flora de Moçambique 120: 1-35. Instituto de Investigaçao Científuca Tropical.
    • Diniz, M.A. (1988). 124. Bignoniaceae Flora Zambesiaca 8(3): 61-85. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0