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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to SE. Kenya.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small shrub 0.6–1.8 m. tall, mostly rather dense; branchlets at first pubescent later glabrous, greyish and lenticellate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades elliptic, oblong-oblanceolate or elongate-elliptic, 1.7–8.5 cm. long, l–2.7(–4) cm. wide, obtuse at the apex, rounded or cuneate at the base, glabrous above or with few hairs on the midrib, with sparse scattered stellate hairs beneath, particularly on the midrib, at length almost glabrous; petioles 2–4 mm. long, stellate-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers moderate in size, globular, apparently never fully opening, scented, solitary, extra-axillary; pedicels 1–1.8 cm. long, with rather sparse stellate hairs; bracteoles elliptic or linear, 1.5–5 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals broadly ovate, 4–6 mm. long and wide, acute, free or even slightly contracted where they join the 5 mm. diameter receptacle, not covering the bud, covered outside with scattered stellate hairs and also often woolly pubescent at the apex and on the margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals cream-coloured or butter-yellow or sometimes greenish, waxy, orbicular, 1.2–1.6 cm. long, 1–1.4 cm. wide, convex, rounded, rather stiffly fleshy, the margins slightly ciliate but otherwise glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens broadly cuneate, 2 mm. long; connective-prolongation obliquely truncate-capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels with style geniculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruiting pedicels 1–3.8 cm. long; monocarps green at first then red, 7–20, globose, 0.8–1.2 cm. in diameter or transversely ovoid, 0.9 × 1.2 cm., 1–2-seeded, not in any way constricted between the seeds, at first very sparsely stellate hairy, later glabrous, microscopically granular or almost smooth; stipes exceeding the monocarps, or at least as long, 0.5–1.3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds pale orange-brown, not shining, subglobose, 7 mm. long, 5–6 mm. wide; hilar aperture small, squarish.
Figures
Fig. 2/4, p. 11.
Habitat
Open scrub or coastal bushland, often associated with Suregada, Strychnos, Gassine and Euphorbia cuneata, on red soil by sea or on sand dunes; 0–30 m.
Distribution
K7

[FSOM]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 0.6–2 m tall; young branchlets pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades ± narrowly elliptic, 1.7–8.5 x 1–2.7(–4) cm, obtuse at the apex, rounded or cuneate at the base, glabrous or almost so above, with sparse stellate hairs beneath; petioles 2–4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers globular, apparently never fully opening
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals broadly ovate, 4–6 mm long, pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellowish or greenish, suborbicular, 12–16 mm long, glabrous except for slightly ciliate margins
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Monocarps 7–20, subglobose, 8–12 mm in diam., 1–2-seeded, sparsely pubescent, glabrescent, almost smooth; stipes up to 18 mm long.

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia

Uvaria denhardtiana Engl. & Diels appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kirk [s.n.], Somalia K000198761

First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 2: 293 (1899)

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 Somalia

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 39 (1961).
  • Engl. & Diels in Monographieen Afrikanischer Pflanzen-Familien und Gattungen 6: 24, t. 4A/a–d (1901).
  • Engl. & Diels in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 2: 293 (1899)

Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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