1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Schefflerodendron Harms

      1. This genus is accepted, and is native to Africa..

    [LOWO]

    Legumes of the World. Edited by G. Lewis, B. Schrire, B. MacKinder & M. Lock. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. (2005)

    Habit
    Trees
    Ecology
    Tropical rain forest and seasonally dry forest, including disturbed sites
    Distribution
    WC Africa (Guineo-Congolian region), with 1 sp. extending to the Zanzibar-Inhambane region
    Note
    Placed among the basal millettioid and phaseoloid group of genera allied to Craibia
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Forest trees
    Leaves
    Leaves imparipinnate; leaflets alternate; stipels small or shortly stalked,, globular glands (flat when dry) copious on inflorescence, calyx, corolla and ovary, where they are more or less hidden by a dark rusty brown crisped indumentum, and on the undersurface of the leaflets, where they are readily seen
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes very short
    Stamens
    Vexillary stamen free, not bent or widened at the base
    Ovary
    Ovary stipitate
    Fruits
    Pod inflated, woody, dehiscent, with very thick walls
    Seeds
    Seeds 1–2.
    [LOWO]
    Use
    Schefflerodendron usambarense Harms (msase) is used for timber (construction, handles, poles), firewood and charcoal

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Schefflerodendron Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Letouzey, R. [13712], Cameroon K000087164
    Letouzey, R. [13712], Cameroon K000087165

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 87 (1901)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J. Léonard & Latour in B.S.B.B. 82: 295 (1950)
    • in E.J. 30: 87 (1901)

    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

    Legumes of the World Online
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