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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to E. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Buxaceae, B. Verdcourt (East African Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1962

Morphology General Habit
A small shrub, 1–1.2 m. tall or small tree, 6 m. tall ; branches grooved, pubescent or glabrous ; bark corky.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves oblong-elliptic, obovate-oblong or ovate, cuneate at the base, narrowed to an obtuse or emarginate apex, coriaceous, deep green above, paler beneath, glabrous or pubescent on the midrib beneath, 1.6–7.6 cm. long and 0.75–3.4 cm. wide, with the venation raised on both surfaces or impressed above ; petiole thickened, 2–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers green, in reduced axillary inflorescences consisting of one terminal female flower with four male flowers beneath it, one of which may be somewhat undeveloped ; peduncles short, flattened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers ovoid-oblong, about 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule ovoid, black, 7 mm. long, dividing into three valves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds oblong-ovoid or trigonous, about 4 mm. long and 2 mm. wide.
Figures
Fig. 1.
Habitat
Evergreen Euphorbia-Brachylaena thicket, Cynometra-Brachylaena forest or dry scrubby forest on red soils ; 280-450 m.
Distribution
not known elsewhere K7 T3 T8

Native to:

Kenya, Tanzania

Buxus obtusifolia (Mildbr.) Hutch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 1, 1965 Greenway [4138], Tanzania Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353988
Greenway, P.J. [9808], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353986
Rawlins, S. [765], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353980
Faulkner, H. [4046], Tanzania Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353991
Dale, I.R. [3631], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353978
Robertson, S.A. [4124], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353985
Robertson, S.A. [245], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353987
Faden, R.B. [647], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353981
Faden, R.B. [754], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353983
Ruffo [2140], Tanzania Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353989
Ruffo [1735], Tanzania Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353992
Perdue, R.E. [10021], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353982
Moomaw, J.C. [1708], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353979
Moomaw, J.C. [1432], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353984
Musyoki, B.M. [1033], Kenya Notobuxus obtusifolius K000353990

First published in Gen. Fl. Pl. 2: 108 (1967)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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