1. Family: Meliaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Entandrophragma C.DC.
      1. Entandrophragma delevoyi De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tanzania to Zambia.

    [FTEA]

    Meliaceae, Styles & F. White (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Tree up to 35 m. tall; bole up to 20 m. long and 1.5 m. in diameter, very slightly buttressed at the base; bark grey-brown, exfoliating in large irregular pieces.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 25 cm. long; leaflets 6–10, opposite or subopposite, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, up to 9.5 × 4 cm., apex suddenly contracted in a short acumen, base of distal leaflets slightly asymmetric; lateral nerves in 8–12 pairs, venation closely reticulate but scarcely prominent; upper surface glossy; lower surface glabrous except for a few minute hairs on midrib; petiolules slender, 1–2 (3.5) cm. long; petiole scarcely flattened, not winged, glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence up to 15 × 8 cm.
    Calyx
    Calyx 0.1 cm. long, lobed to the middle, puberulous, especially on the margin.
    Corolla
    Petals 0.5–0.7 cm. long, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 0.3–0.4 cm. long, cup-shaped, subentire.
    Fruits
    Capsule similar to that of E. excelsum but more suddenly contracted to the shortly pointed apex, and with smaller, much less conspicuous lenticels.
    Figures
    Fig. 17/3, 4.
    Habitat
    In patches of dry evergreen forest and on river banks; relict trees are also sometimes found in man-induced grassland, but they are easily destroyed by fire; 1200–1675 m.
    Distribution
    T4
    [FZ]

    Meliaceae, F. White and B. T. Styles. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Large semi-evergreen tree up to 35 m. tall; bole up to 20 m. tall and 1–5 m. in diameter, very slightly buttressed at the base; bark smooth, grey-brown, exfoliating in large, irregular pieces.
    Leaves
    Leaves paripinnate; petiole and rhachis up to 25 cm. long, glabrous; leaflets up to 9 × 4 cm., opposite or subopposite, 3–5-jugate, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, suddenly contracted at the apex into a short acumen without a filiform tip, base of distal leaflets slightly asymmetric, upper surface glossy, lower surface glabrous except for a few minute hairs on midrib; petiolules slender, 1–2 (3·5) cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale green, in rather lax axillary panicles up to 15 × 8 cm.; peduncles up to 6 cm. long; pedicels 2 mm. long, puberulous.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1 mm. long, lobed to the middle, with teeth puberulous, especially on the margins.
    Corolla
    Petals 5–7 mm. long, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Staminal tube 3–4 mm. long, glabrous outside, minutely puberulous at base inside.
    Fruits
    Capsule 14–16 × 3–3·5 cm., cylindric; apex pointed; valves black, sparsely lenticellate, not thickened at the apex, dehiscing from the base of the capsule; points of attachment of seeds to columella large and conspicuous, covered with cottony hairs.
    Seeds
    Seeds (including wing) 7–8·5 × 1·5 cm.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Entandrophragma delevoyi De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Grey, C. [5] K000432148 Unknown type material

    First published in Ann. Soc. Sci. Bruxelles, Sér. B 47: 78 (1927)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Styles, B.T. & White, F. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Meliaceae: 1-67.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • F. White & Styles in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 292, t. 55A (1963).
    • Staner & Gilbert in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 7: 181 (1958).
    • De Wild. in Ann. Soc. Sci. Brux. 47, sér. B: 78 (1927).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
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