1. Family: Calophyllaceae J.Agardh
    1. Genus: Mammea L.
      1. Mammea usambarensis Verdc.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree to 24 m. tall and girth attaining over 6 m., with a clean straight bole and a rounded crown; bark brownish grey or reddish brown, smooth or obscurely flaking into fairly thick irregular flakes; slash red, slowly exuding a pale yellow gummy latex.
    Leaves
    Leaves drying yellow-green; blades narrowly to broadly oblong-elliptic, 13.5–29 cm. long, 6.4–9 cm. wide, acuminate or abnormally rounded at the apex, cuneate at the base, coriaceous; petiole 1.1–1.4 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Male flowers up to ± 6 per node; pedicels ± 1 cm. long; calyx pale green, splitting into 2 very concave sepals 7.5 mm. long, 6 mm. wide if not flattened out; petals 4, white, ovate, 1 cm. long, 7 mm. wide; stamens exceeding 100, the filaments cream, ± 4 mm. long; anthers deep yellow. Female flowers not seen.
    Male
    Male flowers up to ± 6 per node; pedicels ± 1 cm. long; calyx pale green, splitting into 2 very concave sepals 7.5 mm. long, 6 mm. wide if not flattened out; petals 4, white, ovate, 1 cm. long, 7 mm. wide; stamens exceeding 100, the filaments cream, ± 4 mm. long; anthers deep yellow.
    Female
    Female flowers not seen.
    Fruits
    Fruits pale green or almost yellowish when mature, subglobose, 4–6.5 cm. long, 3.5–7 cm. wide, very distinctly acuminate-mammate at the apex, ± flattened below around junction of pedicel which is 2–3.3 cm. long; pyrenes brown, ± 1/2-globose, 3.7–4 cm. long, 3.7–4.5 cm. wide, 2–2.2 cm. thick, the wall thin, covered with ± obscure anastomosing ribs which become very evident and raised when dry.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/1–8.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest; (1650–) 1800–2100 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Mammea usambarensis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 31: 259 (1976)

    Accepted by

    • Bamps, P., Robson, N. & Verdcourt, B. (1978). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Guttiferae: 1-34.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Bamps, P., Robson, N. & Verdcourt, B. (1978). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Guttiferae: 1-34.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 31: 259, fig. 1 (1976).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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