1. Family: Clusiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Garcinia L.
      1. Garcinia bifasciculata N.Robson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Morogoro District).

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small tree or shrub 4.5–6 m. tall, glabrous; branches ± slender, at first 4-angled, at length round, smooth or rather rough; bark green, smooth.
    Leaves
    Leaves opposite; blades oblong or ovate-oblong, 7–15 cm. long, 3–7 cm. wide, obtuse or shortly and bluntly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, papery; venation slightly prominent, crossed by linear gland channels; petiole 0.6–1.4 cm. long, channelled above, slender, greenish yellow or orange, without a ligule.
    Flowers
    Male flowers arranged in terminal or axillary (2–)3–10-flowered cymes, pedunculate; bracts triangular; pedicels thick, green, 2–5 mm. long, 4-angled. Female flowers and fruits unknown.
    Male
    Male flowers arranged in terminal or axillary (2–)3–10-flowered cymes, pedunculate; bracts triangular; pedicels thick, green, 2–5 mm. long, 4-angled. Sepals 4, round, 3–3.5 mm. long, rounded at the apex, the 2 outer thicker and green, the 2 inner 3.5–5.5 mm. long and resembling the petals in form and colour. Petals 4, greenish white, obovate, ± 7 mm. long. Staminal bundles 2, opposite the outer sepals, each with 3–4 oblong curved non-septate sessile or subsessile anthers; filaments ± 3 mm. long. Rudimentary ovary 2–2.5 mm. tall; stigma fleshy, punctate.
    Calyx
    Sepals 4, round, 3–3.5 mm. long, rounded at the apex, the 2 outer thicker and green, the 2 inner 3.5–5.5 mm. long and resembling the petals in form and colour.
    Corolla
    Petals 4, greenish white, obovate, ± 7 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Staminal bundles 2, opposite the outer sepals, each with 3–4 oblong curved non-septate sessile or subsessile anthers; filaments ± 3 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Rudimentary ovary 2–2.5 mm. tall; stigma fleshy, punctate.
    Female
    Female flowers and fruits unknown.
    Habitat
    Swamp forest on black soil in an area of limestone outcropping; 390 m.
    Distribution
    T6 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Garcinia bifasciculata N.Robson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1960 Greenway, P.T. [2504], Tanzania K000240275
    Jan 1, 1960 Greenway, P.T. [2504], Tanzania K000240274 holotype

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 34: 94 (1960)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Bamps, P., Robson, N. & Verdcourt, B. (1978). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Guttiferae: 1-34.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • N. Robson in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 34: 94 (1960).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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