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  1. Family: Oleaceae Hoffmanns. & Link
    1. Genus: Olea L.
      1. Olea welwitschii (Knobl.) Gilg & G.Schellenb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Oleaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

    Habit
    Low to tall tree, generally 12–24 m. in height, with a straight not much branched trunk and a rather small crown, the final branches terete, grey, with scattered subprominent lenticels.
    Leaves
    Leaves of mature trees with blades narrowly elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acutely acuminate, 6–19 cm. long, 2.3–7.6 cm. broad, coriaceous, nearly or quite glabrous on both surfaces except for well-spaced adpressed scales (appearing often as small pits under a hand lens).
    Inflorescences
    Panicles mostly terminal to the final branches, relatively large and fairly loose with very numerous small white flowers.
    Fruits
    Drupe narrowly ellipsoid to ellipsoid.
    Figures
    Fig. 3 (p. 11).
    Habitat
    Lowland rain to upland dry evergreen forest; 750–1950 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K5 T2 T3 U2 U4

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Sudan

    Native to:

    Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Olea welwitschii (Knobl.) Gilg & G.Schellenb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gossweiler, J. [4455], Angola K001008349
    Gossweiler, J. [s.n.], Angola K001008350
    Gossweiler, J. [4497], Angola K001008351
    Gossweiler, J. [10016], Angola K001008355
    Gossweiler, J. [4497B], Angola K001008356
    Gossweiler, J. [s.n.], Angola K001008357
    Hughes, J. [208], Tanzania 5077.000
    Hughes, J. [225], Tanzania 7026.000
    Hughes, J. [285], Tanzania 7027.000
    Gossweiler [4497], Angola K001008352
    Gossweiler [s.n.], Angola K001008353
    Gossweiler [s.n.], Angola K001008354
    Styles, B.T. [247], Uganda 25694.012
    Drury, J.P. [418], Kenya 5078.000
    Welwitsch [945], Angola K000233373
    Welwitsch [946], Angola K001008358

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 76 (1913)

    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.
    • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Not accepted by

    • 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. [Cited as Olea capensis.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • 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.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Gilg & Schellenb. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 51: 76 (1915).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    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