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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & S. Africa, SW. Arabian Peninsula.

[FZ]

Myrtaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Small or medium-sized (elsewhere a large) evergreen tree or a suffrutex.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 4 x 2–14 x 7 cm., very variable in shape, broadest at or near the middle, apex obtuse to acuminate, base cuneate; petiole 0·2–2·2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Receptacle
Receptacle (including pseudopedicel) + calyx 0·35–0·65 cm. long; calyx +upper receptacle 0·15–0·25 cm. long; filaments 0·35–0·9 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose or ellipsoid, 1·3–3·5 x 1·2–2·5 cm.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Tree
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades lanceolate to elliptic or narrowly ovate, 3.5–12 x 1–5 cm, obtuse to shortly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, densely pinnatinerved; petiole 2–25 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 5–10 cm in diam. Hypanthium (including pedicel-like lower part) and calyx together 3–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 4–6 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits subglobose to ellipsoid, 7–12(–20) mm in diam.
Distribution
N1; S3; widespread in tropical and southern Africa.
Ecology
Altitude range 50–1500 m.
Vernacular
Se-ed (Somali).
Note
The Somali material is subsp. guineense. According to White in Fl. Zamb. 4: 198 (1978) 11 subspecies can be recognized for Africa as a whole.

[FTEA]

Myrtaceae, B. Verdcourt, B.Sc., Ph.D. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2001

Morphology General Habit
Trees, shrubs or pyrophytic subshrubs 0.2–30 m tall with smooth or rough bark; sometimes buttressed; young branches ± terete or somewhat 4-angled, mostly only strongly 4-angled in hybrids with S. cordatum.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves elliptic, oblong-elliptic or elliptic-lanceolate to obovate-elliptic, (3–)4–16 cm long, 1–7.7 cm wide, acute to acuminate to broadly rounded, subtruncate or even emarginate at the apex, cuneate at the base; petiole 0.6–2.5(–4.5) cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence short to extensive, 5–19 cm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube with pseudopedicels usually distinct.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 3.5–9 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits variously red or purple, subglobose or ellipsoid, 0.8–3.5 cm long, 0.6–2.5 cm wide.
Distribution
DISTR. Very widespread throughout tropical Africa from Senegal to Somalia and Arabia and south to S & SW Africa

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Aug 1, 2013 Luke [2685], Kenya K000752882
Aug 1, 2013 Luke, P.A. [4511], Kenya K000752881
Jan 1, 2010 Luke, W.R.Q. et al. [11899], Equatorial Guinea K000566721
Jan 1, 1999 Itoh, N. [NI 97-44], Tanzania 74361.000
Jan 1, 1987 Thomas, D.W. [7056], Cameroon K000050145
Jan 1, 1976 Letouzey, R. [14958], Cameroon K000050143
Dawkins, H.C. [354], Uganda 12243.000
Dawkins, H.C. [867], Uganda 8598.000
Troupin, G. [3198], Rwanda 12244.000
Troupin, G. [4276], Congo, DRC 3239.000
Ash [963], Ethiopia 36382.000
Ash [394], Ethiopia 36387.000
Renvoize, S.A. [2325], Tanzania 7359.000
Cheek, M. [3467], Cameroon K000199874
Cheek, M. [3467], Cameroon K000199875
Guinea K000313011
Dullinger [54], Senegal K000313005
Schivoner [123], Burkina Faso K000386246
Timberlake, J. [5225], Mozambique K000613953
Leau, O.B. [12], Mali K000386249
Schimper [197], Ethiopia K000312585 Unknown type material
Schimper [197], Ethiopia K000312586 isotype
Schimper [197], Ethiopia K000312587 Unknown type material
Barthelat, F. [1503], France Eugenia guineensis K001001434
Gerrard [1641], KwaZulu-Natal Syzygium fourcadei K000312788
Gerrard, W.T. [1641], KwaZulu-Natal Syzygium fourcadei K000312789 Unknown type material

First published in Prodr. 3: 259 (1828)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R., Sobral, N., Ashton, P., Barrie, F., Holst, B.K., Landrum, L.L., Matsumoto, K., Fernanda Mazine, F., Nic Lughadha, E., Proença, C. & al. (2008). World Checklist of Myrtaceae: 1-455. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Curtis, B. & Mannheimer, C. (2005). Tree Atlas of Namibia: 1-688. The National Botanical Research Institute, Windhoek.
  • Calane da Silva, M., Izdine, S. & Amuse, A.B. (2004). A Preliminary Checklist of the Vascular Plants of Mozambique: 1-184. SABONET, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 1, (1993) Author: by M. Thulin & G. Moggi [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Friis in Fl. Eth. 2 (2): 77 (1996).
  • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 127, fig. 72.4, map (1994).
  • Thulin & Moggi in Fl. Somalia 1: 244, fig. 134 (1993).
  • F. White in Flora Zambesiaca 4: 198 (1978).
  • Hepper, W. Afr. Herb. Isert & Thonning: 80 (1976).
  • Palmer & Pitman, Trees S. Afr.: 1681, fig. & photo. (p. 1682–1683) (1972).
  • Amshoff in Consp. Fl. Angol. 4: 104 (1970).
  • Boutique, Flore du Congo Belge, du Ruanda et du Burundi, Myrtaceae: 13 (1968).
  • Amshoff in Fl. Gabon 11: 13 (1966).
  • Friedr.-Holzh. in Prodr. Fl. SW.-Afr. 97: 1 (1966).
  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 303 (1962).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 335, t. 20 (1961) pro parte.
  • Amshoff in Acta. Bot. Neerl. 9: 408 (1960).
  • Palgrave, Trees Centr. Afr.: 287, t. & photo. (1957).
  • Brenan in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 8: 439 (1954).
  • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa 1: 240 (1954).
  • Pardy in Rhodes. Agric. Journ.: 76, photo. (1952).
  • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate: 273, t. 12, 60 (1952) pro parte.
  • Codd, Trees & Shrubs Kruger Nat. Park: 136, fig. 128/a–b (1951).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 380 (1949).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert: 1: 667 (1948).
  • DC., Prodr. 3: 259 (1828).

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