1. Family: Clusiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Allanblackia Oliv.
      1. Allanblackia stuhlmannii (Engl.) Engl.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 12–36(?–45) m. tall, with bole clear for often about 9 m.; branches drooping; bark dark grey, not or rarely flaking; slash with a clear exudate.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades oblong or elliptic-oblong, 5–19.5 cm. long, 1.2–7 cm. wide, shortly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, coriaceous or subcoriaceous, deep green with midrib yellowish beneath; petiole 1–1.8 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Male and female flowers large and fleshy, on different trees, both ♂ and ♀ solitary in the axils but ♂ may be crowded at ends of shoots with short internodes and appear terminally racemose if leaves have fallen; pedicels (3.5–)6.5–8 cm. long. Male flowers:sepals pale yellowish, rounded ovate, the outer 4–8 mm. long, 8–9 mm. wide, the inner ± 2 cm. in diameter; petals cream, flushed scarlet at the base or all scarlet, rounded or spathulate, ± 2.7–3.7 cm. long, 1.8–2.6 cm. wide; staminal bundles crimson, often very unequal, thick and fleshy, 1.8–2 cm. long, 0.8–1 (–1.7) cm. wide, 8 mm. thick, angled on inner face; anthers yellow; disc-lobes green. Female flowers:similar to the male, the petals up to 2.3 cm. long and wide; stamens reduced to a few free with filaments ± 4 mm. long; ovary ellipsoid or conic, 1.3–1.5 cm. tall, the stigma peltate, sessile, 8–9 mm. wide, 3–4 mm. tall.
    Male
    Male flowers:sepals pale yellowish, rounded ovate, the outer 4–8 mm. long, 8–9 mm. wide, the inner ± 2 cm. in diameter; petals cream, flushed scarlet at the base or all scarlet, rounded or spathulate, ± 2.7–3.7 cm. long, 1.8–2.6 cm. wide; staminal bundles crimson, often very unequal, thick and fleshy, 1.8–2 cm. long, 0.8–1 (–1.7) cm. wide, 8 mm. thick, angled on inner face; anthers yellow; disc-lobes green.
    Female
    Female flowers:similar to the male, the petals up to 2.3 cm. long and wide; stamens reduced to a few free with filaments ± 4 mm. long; ovary ellipsoid or conic, 1.3–1.5 cm. tall, the stigma peltate, sessile, 8–9 mm. wide, 3–4 mm. tall.
    Fruits
    Fruit brown or reddish brown, oblong, tapering cylindric-oblong or subglobose, 16–34 cm. long, 15–17 cm. in diameter, weighing 5 1/2–15 lbs. with (7–)12–28 seeds in each of 5 locules.
    Seeds
    Seeds with 4 obtuse angles, 4 cm. long, 2–3 cm. wide, one angle with a fleshy aril; testa crustaceous.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/1, 2, p. 9.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest; 540–1200 (–1600) m.
    Distribution
    T3 T6 T7 not known elsewhere

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Allanblackia stuhlmannii (Engl.) Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 1975 Holst, C. [2296] K000240157 lectotype
    Tanzania 37751.000
    Verdcourt, B. [34], Tanzania 16472.000
    Cribb, P. [11153], Tanzania 45244.000
    Frimondt-Moller, C. [NG 111], Tanzania 61164.000

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. 1: 249 (1897)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
    • 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
    • Bamps in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 39: 356 (1969)
    • Bamps, Distr. Pl. Afr. 1, map 21 (1969).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 241 (1949).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 1(1): 296, t. 13, 19 (1910).
    • Fesca in Tropenpl. 3: 203–4, fig. (1899).
    • Engl. in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, Nachtr. ii–iv Teil [1]: 249 (1897).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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