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

[FTEA]

Dichapetalaceae, F.J. Breteler (Agricultural University, Wageningen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1988

Habit
Liana, lianescent shrub or shrub.
Branches
Branches glabrous or nearly so, usually with rather small dispersed lenticels; branchlets shortly appressed pubescent, often densely so when young, glabrescent, usually lenticellate when older.
Stipules
Stipules usually early caducous, narrowly triangular-subulate, (1–)2–3 mm. long, shortly appressed pubescent.
Leaves
Petiole (2–)4–7(–11) mm. long, shortly appressed pubescent, glabrescent; blade coriaceous, elliptic, oblong-elliptic, ovate-elliptic, or ovate, rounded to obtuse or truncate-cordate and subequal at base, gradually tapering into an obtuse or truncate or sometimes acute tip, (5–)8–15(–18) × (2–)3–6(–9) cm., glabrous or on one or both surfaces sparsely shortly appressed pubescent on midrib and on the (6–)7–9(–12) pairs of main lateral nerves, soon glabrescent, when young sometimes sparsely pubescent on the entire upper surface, margins usually not or only slightly revolute.
Inflorescences
Inflorescences 3–5 times branched, tomentose; peduncle 2–5 mm. long; bracts and bracteoles minute, triangular, ± 0.5–1.5 mm. long; pedicel 1–2.5 mm. long, the upper part 0–0.5 mm. long.
Calyx
Sepals erect or slightly spreading, occasionally some sepals reflexed, oblong, (3–)3.5–4.5(–5) × 1–2 mm., obtuse, rounded or acutish, both sides tomentose, more densely so outside.
Corolla
Petals narrowly obovate-oblong in outline, (4–)4.5–5.5(–6) mm. long, split 1–1.5 mm., inside loosely long-pilose below split, outside more appressed pilose below split.
Stamens
Stamens as long as or slightly shorter than the petals, erect; filaments hairy like the petals but usually less densely so to subglabrous.
Pistil
Pistil 4.5–5.5(–6.5) mm. long, lanate; ovary 3-locular.
Fruits
Fruits obovoid-ellipsoid or subglobose, usually lobed when more than 1-seeded, slightly laterally compressed, 13–20 mm. long, 9–14(–20) mm. in diameter, 1–2(–3)-seeded, densely tomentellous, in dried fruits slightly wrinkled and often obscurely muricate; endocarp inside with up to ± 3 mm. long, golden-brown, acicular minutely barbed hairs.
Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid, ± 6–12 mm. long, 4–8 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
Riverine forest and secondary woodland; 250–500 m.
Distribution
T8

[FZ]

Dichapetalaceae, A. R. Torre. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Habit
Scandent shrub; branches and branchlets terete, pubescent; bark longitudinally striate, covered with small and numerous lenticels.
Leaves
Leaves 5–12 × 2–5 cm., oblong-elliptic or oblong, papyraceous, glabrous on both surfaces, subacute or obtuse at the apex, subrounded or obtuse at the base; lateral nerves 5–6 pairs, slightly conspicuous above, prominent below; petiole c. 5 mm. long, pubescent or glabrescent; stipules c. 2 mm. long, subulate, caducous.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence cymose, short, axillary; peduncle 1–3 mm. long, free; pedicels c. 1 mm. long, articulated at the base of calyx; bracts small, caducous.
Calyx
Sepals c. 3 mm. long, oblong, tomentose.
Corolla
Petals c. 4 mm. long, lanceolate, pubescent, glabrous at the apex, 2-lobed.
Stamens
Stamens c. 4 mm. long.
Pistil
Ovary tomentose; style c. 3·5 mm. long, pubescent, shortly 3-lobed.
Fruits
Fruit c. 1·5 × 1 cm., subellipsoid, densely and shortly whitish-tomentose.

[FZ]

Dichapetalaceae, A. R. Torre. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

Habit
An erect or scandent shrub; young branches sparsely pubescent, later glabrous; bark longitudinally striate, lenticellate.
Leaves
Leaf-lamina 7–15 × 3·5–6 cm., glabrous on both surfaces, chartaceous, oblong-elliptic, obtuse to acute at the apex, rounded at the base; lateral nerves 7–9 pairs, slightly conspicuous above, prominent below; petiole 5–10 mm. long and c. 2 mm. diam., sparsely pubescent, later glabrescent; stipules c. 2 mm. long, subulate, caducous.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a many-flowered axillary cyme, shortly pedunculate; peduncle 3–6 mm. long; pedicels c. 1 mm. long, articulated at the base of the calyx.
Calyx
Sepals c. 4 mm. long, oblong, tomentose.
Corolla
Petals c. 4 mm. long, with pubescent claw, glabrous at the apex, 2-lobed.
Stamens
Stamens c. 4 mm. long.
Pistil
Ovary tomentose; style c. 4·5 mm. long, pubescent, apex glabrous, shortly 3-lobed.
Fruits
Fruit c. 2 cm. long, subglobose, densely and shortly whitish-tomentellous.

Native to:

Mozambique, Tanzania

Dichapetalum barbosae Torre appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1972 Andrada [1359], Mozambique K000432251 paratype
Jan 1, 1972 Barbosa [2280], Mozambique K000432252 paratype
Jan 1, 1972 Barbosa [s.n.], Mozambique K000432253 paratype
Jan 1, 1972 Barbosa [2085], Mozambique K000432254 isotype
Lock [88/78], Tanzania 53247.000

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 36: 68 (1962)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Breteler in Med. Landbouwh. 73–13: 78, fig. 17 (1973).
  • Torre in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 323 (1963).
  • Torre in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 36: 68, t. 2 (1962)

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