1. Family: Cornaceae Bercht. & J.Presl
    1. Genus: Alangium Lam.
      1. Alangium salviifolium (L.f.) Wangerin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa, Comoros, Indian Subcontinent.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Medium-sized tree or climbing shrub with rough light brown bark.
    Branches
    Branchlets grey- or purple-brown, often with strong spines up to 1.2 cm. long, pubescent or glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves variable, cuneate or rounded at the base, rounded or acute at the apex, at first pubescent later glabrous, 3–23 cm. long and 1.4–9 cm. wide, petiole up to 1.5 cm. long; lateral nerves 3–9, venation openly reticulate, prominent below.
    Flowers
    Flowers cream with a slight orange tinge, 5–10-merous, 13–31 mm. long, 1–17 in almost sessile inflorescences, pedicels 2–8 mm. long.
    Pedicel
    The pedicels and cylindrical buds are velvety with golden-brown hairs.
    Calyx
    Calyx tube urceolate 0.75–2.5 mm. long, lobes triangular 0.25–1.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals ligulate, densely pubescent outside, internally pubescent or glabrous, 12–28.5 mm. long and 1–2.3 mm. wide.
    Stamens
    Stamens 10–32, anthers narrow, 5–14 mm. long.
    Style
    Style glabrous, slightly dilated above, stigma capitate or conical, somewhat lobed, 8.5–27.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit ellipsoidal, shortly pubescent, 9–22.5 mm. long, one-celled.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bangladesh, Comoros, India, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, West Himalaya

    Alangium salviifolium (L.f.) Wangerin appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2015 Perrotet, S. [448], India K000608105
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6883] Alangium decapetalum K001126030
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6883] Alangium decapetalum K001126031
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6883] Alangium decapetalum K001126032
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6883] Alangium decapetalum K001126033
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6885] Alangium tomentosum K001126037
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6885] Alangium tomentosum K001126038
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 6885], India Alangium tomentosum K001126039

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 220b: 9 (1910)

    Accepted by

    • Sikarwar, R.L.S. (2014). Angiosperm diversity assessment of Chitrakootthe legendary place of Vindhyan range, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 38: 563-619.
    • Wu, Z., Raven, P.H. & Hong, D. (eds.) (2007). Flora of China 13: 1-548. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • de Wilde, W.J.J.O. & Duyfjes, B.E.E. (2016). A conspectus of Alangium Lam. sect. Alangium (Alangiaceae) Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany) 44: 74-87.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Wangerin in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 220b: 9 (1910).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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