1. Family: Clusiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Garcinia L.
      1. Garcinia semseii Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Morogoro District).

    [FTEA]

    Guttiferae, P. Bamps, N. Robson & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

    Habit
    Tree 3–15 m.; branchlets slightly wrinkled and nodes rough with old petiole-bases.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite; blades usually drying olive-brown above, reddish brown beneath, elliptic, (12–)19–25 cm. long, (4.5–)7–16.5 cm. wide, rounded or obscurely subacute at the apex, cuneate at the base, slightly shining above, the margins slightly crinkly, coriaceous; lateral nerves 24–35 pairs, with many additional less pronounced intermediate ones; petiole:1–2 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers l–2(or ? more) at leafless nodes; pedicels 1.8–3.1 cm. long; 3 outer sepals round to elliptic, 6–7 mm. long, 4–6.5 mm. wide; 2 inner sepals round, 1.1 cm. long, 1 cm. wide; petals pale yellow, obovate with thin edges, 1.2–1.6 cm. long, 0.9–1.3 cm. wide. Male flowers:stamens very numerous, free on an elevated annulus 7–8 mm. in diameter; filaments 5–6 mm. long; anthers 0.8 mm. long. Hermaphrodite flowers:stamens numerous; filaments 4 mm. long; ovary resting on a very short thick gynophore slightly narrower than the ovary, 3 mm. tall, rugose and pitted; ovary conic, 6 mm. long, the base ± crenulate, 3-locular; stigma peltate, roundedly 3-lobed, 4 mm. wide.
    Male
    Male flowers:stamens very numerous, free on an elevated annulus 7–8 mm. in diameter; filaments 5–6 mm. long; anthers 0.8 mm. long.
    Hermaphrodite
    Hermaphrodite flowers:stamens numerous; filaments 4 mm. long; ovary resting on a very short thick gynophore slightly narrower than the ovary, 3 mm. tall, rugose and pitted; ovary conic, 6 mm. long, the base ± crenulate, 3-locular; stigma peltate, roundedly 3-lobed, 4 mm. wide.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobose, 5 cm. long, 4 cm. across, roughly warted.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3, ellipsoid, 3.5 cm. long, 2.5 cm. wide.
    Figures
    Fig. 6.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest; 210–1800 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T6

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Garcinia semseii Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 1975 Semsei, S.R. [1400] K000240273

    First published in Kew Bull. 31: 262 (1976)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Bamps, P., Robson, N. & Verdcourt, B. (1978). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Guttiferae: 1-34.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 31: 262, fig. 2 (1976).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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