1. Family: Canellaceae Mart.
    1. Genus: Warburgia Engl.
      1. Warburgia stuhlmannii Engl.

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

    [FTEA]

    Canellaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

    Habit
    Tree 12–24 m. tall, glabrous; bole rather short, clear of branches for 3 m.; bark yellow to blackish-grey, splitting into irregular plates.
    Leaves
    Leaves oblong-elliptic, 3–9.5 cm. long and 1.4–3.2 cm. wide, often a little falcate or unequal at the apex, very glossy and dark green above, paler beneath, acute at the apex, cuneate at the base and slightly involute; venation darker green below, scarcely raised; petiole 3–5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or in small cymes of 3–4, axillary.
    Bracts
    Bracts, 2.7 mm. long and 3 mm. wide, obscurely ciliate, green, ovate-reniform, very obtuse, only covering the flowers in very young buds.
    Perianth
    Sepals ovate, obtuse, green, 5.2 mm. long and 3.5–4 mm. wide; petals spathulate, obtuse, yellow-green, 4 mm. long and 2 mm. wide.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube yellow-green, 3.7 mm. long and 1.2 mm. in diameter, prolonged 0.2 mm. beyond the anthers; thecae 1 mm. long.
    Anthers
    The anthers are fully grown in bud and the tube elongates as the bud opens.
    Ovary
    Ovary 2.5 mm. long; ovules 10.
    Style
    Style 0.5 mm. long; stigmatic patches dark, becoming darker after fertilization.
    Fruits
    Fruit green with waxy bloom, ellipsoidal at first, globose when ripe, about 1.5 cm. in diameter.
    Seeds
    Seeds compressed, ± cordate, yellow-brown, 3–5 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Coastal forest of the Albizia-Ostryoderris type and in open woodland, 200 m.
    Distribution
    apparently endemic in the coastal provinces of East Africa. It will almost certainly be found between the two localities mentioned K7 T3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Warburgia stuhlmannii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gilchrist, B. [1], Tanzania K000743682 isoneotype
    Gilchrist, B. [1], Tanzania K000743683 isoneotype

    First published in Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 276 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D. (1970). Gramineae Flora of Tropical East Africa 1: 1-176.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Clayton, W.D. (1970). Gramineae Flora of Tropical East Africa 1: 1-176.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 1954: 542 (1955).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 107 (1949).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (2): 545, fig. 246 (1921).
    • Engl., Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 276 (1895).
    • Warburg in E. P. Pf. 3 (6): 318 (1895).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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