1. Family: Annonaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Lettowianthus Diels
      1. Lettowianthus stellatus Diels

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 10–15 m. tall; young stems finely yellowish grey pubescent, soon glabrous, rather pale brown, ridged, lenticellate; older stems with rather rough grey-brown bark, fairly smooth or somewhat longitudinally furrowed.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades obovate or obovate-elliptic, 3–17 cm. long, 1.5–8 cm. wide, acuminate at the apex, rounded at the base, membranous, at first finely pubescent beneath with short hairs particularly on the midrib and margin, later glabrescent; lateral nerves prominent beneath; petiole 3–8 mm. long, finely pubescent when young.
    Flowers
    Flowers peach-scented; peduncles 1.3–1.8 cm. long, finely puberulous with yellowish fasciculate (but scarcely stellate) hairs; bracts elliptic, 5–8 mm. long, 4–6 mm. wide, densely yellowish tomentellous.
    Calyx
    Sepals narrowly elliptic or ovate, (0.8–)1–1.8 cm. long, 8–9 mm. wide, at length reflexed, densely tomentellous with fasciculate hairs.
    Corolla
    Petals green or yellow, oblong-lanceolate, the outer 2–3 cm. long, 1–1.2 cm. wide, the inner 3–4 cm. long, 0.8–1.4 cm. wide, obtuse, finely and sparsely puberulous towards the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3.5–4.5 mm. long.
    Carpels
    Carpels:ovary 1.8–2.5 mm. long; style 2.5–3.5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Monocarps probably usually about 20, 1.2–1.8 cm. in diameter, not constricted between the seeds, dark coloured when dry, glabrous; stipes 1.5–3 cm. long, rather slender.
    Seeds
    Seeds globose or plano-convex, pale yellow-brown, 1.3–1.4 cm. long, 1.1–1.3 cm. wide, 7–9mm. thick, obscurely rugose.
    Figures
    Fig. 4.
    Habitat
    Forest, riverine forest, Brachystegia woodland; 450–525 m.
    Distribution
    T6 T8 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Lettowianthus stellatus Diels appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 13: 266 (1936)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. (1971). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Annonaceae: 1-131.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Verdcourt, B. (1971). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Annonaceae: 1-131.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 42 (1949).
    • Diels in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 13: 266 (1936).

    Sources

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

    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