1. Family: Clusiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Allanblackia Oliv.
      1. Allanblackia ulugurensis 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
    Evergreen tree or rarely shrubby, (3–)15–30 m. tall, with spreading open branching; bole slightly buttressed, clear for 7.5 rn.; bark brownish grey or red-brown, finely reticulate; slash salmon-pink with yellow inner layer slowly exuding a yellow latex.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades oblong, elliptic or often slightly obovate-oblong, 7.5–19.5 cm. long, 4–11 cm. wide, rounded or slightly emarginate at the apex, broadly cuneate at the base, very leathery, the reticulate venation very prominent on both surfaces when dry, margins inrolled; petiole 0.7–1.4 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers clustered towards the ends of the branchlets, axillary, fleshy; pedicels short, up to 0.5(–l.2) cm. long. Male flowers reddish pink; sepals red-brown, elliptic or ± round, the inner 4–7.5 mm. long, 4–6.5 mm. wide, the outer ± round, up to 1.2 cm. long and wide; petals pink or carmine or purplish, ± 1 cm. long and wide; staminal bundles clavate, 1–1.4 cm. long, widened above, ± 0.7–1.2 cm. wide, angled, the angle pointing towards the centre of the flower.
    Male
    Male flowers reddish pink; sepals red-brown, elliptic or ± round, the inner 4–7.5 mm. long, 4–6.5 mm. wide, the outer ± round, up to 1.2 cm. long and wide; petals pink or carmine or purplish, ± 1 cm. long and wide; staminal bundles clavate, 1–1.4 cm. long, widened above, ± 0.7–1.2 cm. wide, angled, the angle pointing towards the centre of the flower.
    Fruits
    Fruits reddish pink but ochraceous when dry, conical-oblong to conic, 10–13.5 cm. long, 6.5–8 cm. across, 2–few-seeded.
    Figures
    Fig. 3/3, 4.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest; 1000–2050 m.
    Distribution
    T6 T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Allanblackia ulugurensis Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Tanzania 37470.000
    Schlieben, H.J. [2958], Tanzania K000240158 isoneotype

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 28: 435 (1900)

    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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Bamps in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 39:354 (1969)
    • Bamps in Distr. Pl. Afr. 1, map 17 (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).
    • Engl. in E. J. 28: 435 (1900).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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