1. Family: Burseraceae Kunth
    1. Genus: Dacryodes Vahl
      1. Dacryodes edulis (G.Don) H.J.Lam

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Nigeria to N. Zambia.

    [FZ]

    Burseraceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Evergreen tree up to 24 m. tall with a much-branched dense crown; trunk shallowly fluted; bark reddish-brown; young branches with a dense indumentum of ferruginous stellate or dendroid hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves pinnate; petiole up to 7·5 cm. long, sparsely ferruginous-hairy, longitudinally striate; leaflets 5–8-jugate, up to 17 (25) × 6 (8) cm., pairs slightly overlapping as a rule, lamina oblong-lanceolate or, especially towards the petiole, ovate-lanceolate, apex long-acuminate, base often asymmetric, broadly cuneate, rounded or slightly cordate, glabrous above, very sparsely stellate-pubescent or glabrous below, nerves in 10–15 pairs, prominent below, anastomosing well within the margin; petiolules up to 1 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences ferruginous-tomentose like the young branches, up to 40 cm. long; bracts up to 2 × 0·6 cm., elliptic, carinate; pedicels 1–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx c. 3 mm. long, lobed nearly to the base, ovate-lanceolate, ferruginous-stellate-tomentellous.
    Corolla
    Petals c. 5 mm. long, with ovate-lanceolate lobes.
    Stamens
    Stamen-filaments c. 3 mm. long in male flowers; anthers ovoid, muticous.
    Ovary
    Ovary ovoid, glabrous or sometimes pubescent.
    Fruits
    Fruit (described from material outside our area) bright blue, up to 6 × 3 mm., oblong-ellipsoid.
    [FWTA]

    Burseraceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A forest tree 30–60 ft. high, often planted
    Exudate
    Dark foliage and scaly bark exuding a whitish resin
    Flowers
    Flowers in dense rusty panicles
    Fruits
    Fruits bright blue when ripe, edible.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria, Zambia, Zaïre

    Dacryodes edulis (G.Don) H.J.Lam appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2005 Kenneth Tah [315], Cameroon K000437007
    Troupin, G. [4314], Congo 24826.000
    Troupin, G. [2511], Congo 25322.000
    Thomas, D.W. [1231], Cameroon 41227.000
    Fay, J.M. [7157], Central African Republic 60372.000
    Don [s.n.] K000425305
    [Buehholy] [s.n.], Cameroon K000425306

    First published in Ann. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg 42: 202 (1932)

    Accepted by

    • Onana, J.M. (2017). Flore du Cameroun 43: 1-94. Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche scientifique (Mesres), Yaoundé.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Onana, J.M. (2008 publ. 2009). A synoptic revision of Dacryodes (Burseraceae) in Africa, with a new species from Central Africa Kew Bulletin 63: 385-400. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. in Rév. Bois et For. Trop. 4, 8: 342 (1948)
    • in Bull. Jard Bot Buitenz, sér 3, 12 336 (1932)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Onana, J.M. (2008 publ. 2009). A synoptic revision of Dacryodes (Burseraceae) in Africa, with a new species from Central Africa Kew Bulletin 63: 385-400. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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