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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to SW. Uganda.

[FTEA]

Flacourtiaceae, H. Sleumer (Rijksherbarium, Leiden). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 20 m. tall, glabrous; trunk up to 45 cm. across, often fluted; bark thin, orange-brown, rough, flaking in patches.
Morphology Branches
Branchlets greyish-brownish, laxly set with lenticels.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades elliptic to oblanceolate or obovate, apex shortly obtusely acuminate, base cuneate to rounded, firmly chartaceous to subcoriaceous, ± remotely serrate, (10–)12–22 cm. long, (4–)6–9 cm. broad; nerves (4), 5 or 6 pairs, their looping not much obvious; reticulation rather dense, raised on both faces; petiole 7–15(–20) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes obliquely erect, laxly many-flowered, glabrous; rhachis stoutish, 5–11 cm. long, 1.5–2 mm. across, with the flowers generally down almost to the base; bracts broadly ovate, ciliolate, ± 1 mm. long, 2 mm. broad; pedicels rather slender, 6–10 mm. long at anthesis.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals white, sometimes cream or pinkish, glabrous, outer ± 4 elliptic and 5–7 mm. long, 2–2.5 mm. broad, inner ± 7 obovate and ± 5 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad their pubescent scale ± 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 30; filaments 3–4 mm’ long; anthers 2–3 m long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary glabrous; style ± 2 mm. long, divided distally into 2, (3) or 4 very short stigmatic branches.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobular, slightly apiculate, reddish, finally splitting in 3 valves, 2.5–3 cm. across; pericarp ± 5 mm. thick.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds few, ±10 mm. long, 8 mm. broad.
Habitat
Understorey tree in upland rain-forest; 1280–2440 m.
Distribution
U2

[FWTA]

Flacourtiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Tree, with spreading crown, to 45 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellowish.

[FWTA]

Flacourtiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
A shrub or tree (?).

[FWTA]

Flacourtiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
A glabrous shrub, or tree.

Native to:

Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, Zaïre

Dasylepis racemosa Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Mar 1, 2005 Tchiengue, B. [1929], Cameroon K000436556
Nov 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [10511], Cameroon K000541176
Oct 1, 2003 Letouzey, R. [14584], Cameroon K000106133
Jan 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [7613], Cameroon K000008985
Jan 1, 2002 Cheek, M. [7307], Cameroon K000008984
Jan 1, 2002 Cable, S. [809], Cameroon K000008983
Jan 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1529], Cameroon 71439.000
Jan 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [2467], Cameroon K000008986
Jan 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1741], Cameroon K000008987
Jan 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1529], Cameroon K000008988
Jan 1, 2002 Groves, M. [84], Cameroon K000008981
Jan 1, 2002 Thompson, H.N. [Lii [52]], Ghana K000231232
Jan 1, 2002 Elad, M. [103], Cameroon K000008982
Jan 1, 1993 Sunderland, T.C.H. [1066], Cameroon K000086782
Keay, R.W.J. [37424], Cameroon K000106150
Thomas, D.W. [2790], Cameroon K000106151
Thomas, D.W. [2604], Cameroon K000106152
Chev. [17872], Côte d'Ivoire K000231233 Unknown type material
Mann G. [2149], Cameroon K000106148 Unknown type material
Mann G. [2149], Cameroon K000106146 Unknown type material
Mann G. [2149], Cameroon K000106147 Unknown type material
Ujor, E.U. [FHI 30344], Cameroon K000106149

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 9: 171 (1867)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1983). Flora du Rwanda 2: 1-603. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
  • Sleumer, H. (1975). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Flacourtiaceae: 1-68.
  • Bamps, P. (1968). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Flacourtiaceae (1): 1-61. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 1: 123.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sleumer in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 92: 556 (1972).
  • Bamps in Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Flacourt.: 5 (1968).
  • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 186 (1954).
  • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (2): 560 (1921).
  • Oliv. in Flora of Tropical Africa 1: 123 (1868)
  • Oliv. in Hook., Ic. Pl. 11, t. 1029 (1868).
  • Oliv. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 9: 170 (1865)

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