1. Family: Achariaceae Harms
    1. Genus: Dasylepis Oliv.
      1. Dasylepis eggelingii J.B.Gillett

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo to W. Uganda.

    [FTEA]

    Flacourtiaceae, H. Sleumer (Rijksherbarium, Leiden). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

    Habit
    Shrub or tree, glabrous, up to 10 m. tall; bark thin, dark red-brown.
    Branches
    Branchlets brownish-yellowish, sparsely lenticellate.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades oblanceolate or oblong, apex acuminate, tip bluntish, base cuneate to rounded, thin to coriaceous, regularly serrate, 10–19 cm. long, 3–7 cm. broad; nerves 6–8(–9) pairs, prominent on both faces, as is the rather dense though much finer reticulation; petiole 5–12 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Racemes pendulous, 5–16-flowered; rhachis slender, glabrous, 6–15(–18) cm. long, no flowers in the lower 1/3 1/2 pedicels slender, 5–10(–15) mm. long at anthesis.
    Calyx
    Sepals 10–12, white to pinkish, the outer 3–5 elliptic and 6–7 mm. long, 5–6 mm. broad, the inner ones elliptic-ovate to -obovate, ± 7 mm. long and 2.5–5 mm. broad, their pubescent scale ± 2 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 25–30; filaments ± 5 mm. long; anthers 3 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary shortly tomentose to almost woolly; style ± 1 mm. long, with 3 or 4 very short stigmatic branches.
    Fruits
    Fruit subglobular, 1.5–1.8 cm. across, densely pubescent, finally purple-red; pericarp 0.5–1 mm. thick.
    Seeds
    Seeds ± 3, ± 8 mm. long, 7 mm. broad.
    Habitat
    Understorey shrub or tree in rain-forest; 1400–1525 m.
    Distribution
    U2 U4

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Uganda, Zaïre

    Dasylepis eggelingii J.B.Gillett appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Eggeling, W.J. [E.3710], Uganda K000231226 Unknown type material
    Eggeling, W.J. [E.3710], Uganda K000231227
    Eggeling, W.J. [E.3631], Uganda K000231228 Unknown type material
    Eggeling, W.J. [E.3631], Uganda K000231229 Unknown type material

    First published in Kew Bull. 5: 341 (1950 publ. 1951)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Sleumer, H. (1975). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Flacourtiaceae: 1-68.
    • Bamps, P. (1968). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Flacourtiaceae (1): 1-61. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Sleumer in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 92: 555 (1972).
    • Bamps in Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Flacourt.: 8 (1968).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2 : 146 (1952).
    • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 5: 341 (1951).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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