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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Lauraceae, Bernard Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Morphology General Habit
A native of South Africa it is a tree 9-27 m. tall with a clean tapering trunk up to 1.8 m. diameter with smooth grey bark often marked with pink or mauve but becoming dark and scaly with age.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades ± oblong or elliptic-oblong, 5-10 cm. long, 2.5-5 cm. wide, acute or subacute at the apex, cuneate at the base, glossy and glabrous; midrib with hairy domatia on either side near base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ellipsoid, ± 2 cm. long.

[FTEA]
Use
Provides one of the best timbers but smells disagreeable when freshly cut.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces

Ocotea bullata (Burch.) Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1938 Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000350873 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1938 Grey, F. [s.n.], South Africa K000350874 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 1938 Burchell, W.J. [5409], South Africa K000846148 Unknown type material
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000350875

First published in Hist. Pl. 2: 466 (1870)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Rodrigues de Moraes, P.L. (2013). The collections of Lauraceae in the herbarium of Henri Van Heurck (AWH) Plant Ecology and Evolution 146: 360-383.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0