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  1. Family: Myricaceae Rich. ex Kunth
    1. Genus: Myrica L.
      1. Myrica kandtiana Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to E. DR Congo and N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Myricaceae, R.M. Polhill, B.A., Ph.d., F.L.S. & B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2000

    Habit
    Much-branched almost invariably monoecious shrub or small tree, 1.2–6 m tall; branchlets subglabrous (apart from the glands) to crisped pubescent or densely pilose.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades elliptic-oblanceolate to narrowly elliptic or oblong-obovate, up to 5–9.5(–10) cm long and 2–3.2(–4) cm wide, acute to bluntly pointed at the apex, cuneate at the base, usually distinctly (sometimes coarsely) and rather distantly serrate in the upper half or two- thirds, rarely subentire, the leaves of sterile shoots sometimes biserrate or crenate between the teeth, ± glossy, glabrous to pubescent or pilose particularly on the midrib, covered at first with small rather scarious off-white or pale yellow glands, these rather inconspicuous and not leaving pock-marks on the older leaves; lateral nerves 12–20 or more on either side, fine but visible on both surfaces, the ultimate venation rather inconspicuous; petiole 3–8 mm long.
    Inflorescences
    Catkins greenish-yellow or greenish-white, 2–5(–7) cm long, soon rather lax; female flowers borne on the upper and greater part of the catkins, rarely the catkins all male; male catkins sometimes rather persistently dense.
    Flowers
    Male flowers:bracts broadly ovate-triangular to ± transversely rhombic, 1.2–1.5 mm long, ciliate, glandular dorsally; stamens usually 3–6, but sometimes up to 8–10 in some flowers and on male catkins; anthers usually conspicuously papillose. Female flowers:bracts rather narrower and up to 2 mm long, but otherwise as in male; bracteoles 2–4, ovate or obovate, 0.5–0.8 mm long, ciliate; style-arms linear-lanceolate, 1–2 mm long.
    Male
    Male flowers:bracts broadly ovate-triangular to ± transversely rhombic, 1.2–1.5 mm long, ciliate, glandular dorsally; stamens usually 3–6, but sometimes up to 8–10 in some flowers and on male catkins; anthers usually conspicuously papillose.
    Female
    Female flowers:bracts rather narrower and up to 2 mm long, but otherwise as in male; bracteoles 2–4, ovate or obovate, 0.5–0.8 mm long, ciliate; style-arms linear-lanceolate, 1–2 mm long.
    Fruits
    Fruits blue or grey to blackish-purple but often appear white when dry, ellipsoid-globose, 3.5–4 mm across.
    Habitat
    Swamps including Syzygium swamp forest edges, generally associated with papyrus, once only recorded from open grassland ( A.S. Thomas 4477) but possibly a mixed specimen; 1150–2000 m
    Distribution
    K3 T1 T4 U1 U2 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Myrica kandtiana Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [7509], Tanzania K000243525

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 45: 278 (1910)

    Not accepted by

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Morella kandtiana.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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