1. Family: Capparaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Boscia Lam.
      1. Species: Boscia foetida Schinz
        1. Boscia foetida subsp. filipes (Gilg) Lötter

        This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique to Limpopo.

    [FZ]

    Capparidaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

    Habit
    Shrub up to 4 m. tall; young branches minutely puberulous, soon glabrous; bark smooth, greyish or yellowish-green.
    Leaves
    Leaves alternate or in fascicles of 2–4; lamina 1.2–3.4 x 0.5–0.8 cm., oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, apex rounded, sometimes emarginate, apiculate, narrowed to a cuneate or narrowly rounded base, glabrous on both sides, somewhat shining above, dull below, midrib prominent, veins and nerves scarcely visible; petiole 1–2 mm. long, puberulous or glabrescent, Inflorescence of very short axillary racemes or rarely reduced to axillary fascicles; peduncle up to 4 mm. long, puberulous; bracteoles 1 mm. long, filamentous, puberulous; pedicels up to 7 mm. long, puberulous.
    Calyx
    Sepals 2.5–3 x 1.3 mm., oblong-lanceolate, apex subacute, puberulous outside and with longer hairs within; receptacle divided into c. 12 digitately divided segments.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6–8; filaments 4 mm. long, glabrous.
    Gynophore
    Gynophore c. 1.3 mm. long, pubescent.
    Ovary
    Ovary ovoid, glabrous; ovules c. 8 on 2 placentas; style 0.3 mm. long, glabrous; stigma sub-capitate, scarcely wider than the style.
    Fruits
    Fruit up to 1 cm. in diam., globose, very closely and densely velvety-brown-pubescent.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, usually single, sub-globose, 5–6 mm. in diam.; testa rugose.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Boscia foetida subsp. filipes (Gilg) Lötter appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Schlechter [11707], Mozambique Boscia filipes K000230841

    First published in Trees Shrubs Mpumalanga: 676 (2002)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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 2019. 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 2019. 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