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

[FTEA]

Annonaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Habit
Subshrub or shrub 0.3–1 m. tall, mostly rhizomatous; stems mostly annual, simple or branched, densely ferruginous hairy when young, later often glabrous.
Leaves
Leaf-blades narrowly oblong-elliptic, oblanceolate, ovate or obovate, 1.5–18(–24) cm. long, 0.5–6(–12.5) cm. wide, rounded, acute, acuminate or even slightly emarginate at the apex, cuneate or rounded at the base, not coriaceous, glabrous or sparsely pubescent above, glaucous and mostly densely pubescent beneath; petioles channelled, 0.2–2 cm. long.
Flowers
Flowers solitary or rarely paired, extra-axillary; pedicels 0.8–2.5 cm. long, tomentose or pubescent; bracteoles small, oblong-ovate.
Calyx
Sepals ovate, triangular, 3–4 mm. long and wide, tomentose outside, glabrous inside.
Corolla
Petals green outside, yellow inside, fleshy or woody; outer broadly ovate, 0.8–1.2(–1.5) cm. long and wide, obtuse, concave, shortly densely adpressed pubescent outside; inner linear-oblong or narrowly oblong-elliptic, 10 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, glabrous.
Stamens
Stamens linear or clavate, 1.5–2 mm. long, the connective-prolongations obliquely capitate, finely papillate.
Carpels
Carpels cylindric, 1–1.5 mm. long, glabrescent; stigmas subclavate.
Fruits
Fruiting pedicels (1–) 1.5–4 cm. long, pubescent; fruit yellowish-brown, ovoid or globose, 1.7–3 cm. in diameter, reticulate, glabrescent.
Seeds
Seeds chestnut, ovoid to cylindrical, longitudinally flattened, 7–9 mm. long, 3–4 mm. wide; aril fibrillated.

[FZ]

Annonaceae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Habit
Shrub or rhizomatous shrublet, up to 1 m. high, with stems simple or ± branched, usually annual.
Branches
Branches cylindric or with opposite pairs of raised lines decurrent from the leaf-bases, red, fawn-tomentose at first, eventually glabrous or persistently tomentose.
Leaves
Leaves petiolate; lamina 4–18 (24) x 1–6 (12.6) cm., narrowly oblong or oblanceolate to ovate or obovate, rounded or slightly emarginate to acute or apiculate at the apex, narrowly cuneate to rounded at the base, membranous, bright or bluish-green and glabrous or sparsely pubescent above, usually paler or glaucous and ± densely tomentose (more rarely glabrous) below, with green to orange or reddish-purple nerves and densely reticulate venation usually ± prominent above as well as below; petiole 2–10 mm. long, densely tomentose to glabrous.
Flowers
Flowers solitary or rarely paired, extra-axillary, spreading or usually ± deflexed; pedicel 10–25 mm. long, pubescent or tomentose; bracteoles 0–1, oblong-ovate.
Calyx
Sepals as in A. senegalensis.
Corolla
Petals cream-yellow to buff or brownish inside, otherwise as in A. senegalensis.
Stamens
Stamens linear to clavate, c. 1.5–2 mm. long, otherwise as in A. senegalensis; filament cuneate or oblong-orbicular.
Carpels
Carpels as in A. senegalensis.
Fruits
Fruit on a pedicel (10) 15–40 mm. long, spreading or deflexed; syncarp 1.7–2.7 x 1.7–2.7, ovoid or globose, obtusely squamose, glabrescent, orange or yellow.
Seeds
Seeds numerous, 7–9 mm. long, cylindric or flattened-ovoid, orange-brown; aril pectinate.

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia

Annona stenophylla Engl. & Diels appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler, Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 6: 78 (1901)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1971). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Annonaceae: 1-131.
  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Paiva in Mem. Soc. Brot. 19: 110 (1966).
  • Robson in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 142(1960).
  • Robson in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 32: 158 (1958)
  • Robyns & Ghesq. in Bulletin de la Société Royale de Botanique de Belgique 67: 46, fig. 8 & t. 4 (1934).
  • Engl. & Diels in Monographieen Afrikanischer Pflanzen-Familien und Gattungen 6: 78 (1901).

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