1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Nauclea L.
      1. Nauclea diderrichii (De Wild.) Merr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

    Rubiaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1976

    Habit
    Tall rather slender forest tree (9–)30–40 m. tall, with bole attaining 0.9–1.5 m. in diameter, with low or without buttresses; branchlets glabrous; bark light brown, greyish or yellowish, shallowly and longitudinally fissured; slash fibrous, white, turning pale brown.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades broadly elliptic, (4–)7–18(–40) cm. long, (2.5–)4–12(–18) cm. wide (even up to 45 × 21 cm. on sterile shoots), obtuse or very slightly acuminate at the apex, rounded or shortly cuneate at the base, glabrous; petiole 0.8–1.3(–1.8) cm. long; stipules large; foliaceous, oblong-elliptic, 1–2.5(–7) cm. long, 0.4–1.2(–6.8) cm. wide, with a very distinct narrow keel, glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, 3 cm. in diameter; peduncle short, 1.1–2 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes prismatic or clavate, very short, 1.8–2 mm. long, the lobes unequally joined amongst themselves, thickened and hairy at the tips.
    Corolla
    Corolla white, greenish white or yellowish, (4–)6–8 mm. long, the tube narrowly funnel-shaped; lobes 3–4, oblong-elliptic, 1.5–2.7 mm. long, 0.75–1.2 mm. wide.
    Pistil
    Style 1.1–1.3 cm. long, exserted 4.5–6 mm. from the corolla; stigma 2 mm. long, acuminate.
    Fruits
    Syncarps globose, greyish brown, with whitish flesh, 3–4 cm. in diameter, subechinate and ornamented with a disconnected network of unequallyjoined calyx-lobes surrounding the floral pits.
    Seeds
    Seeds brown, ovoid, 1 mm. long, not margined, reticulate.
    Figures
    Fig. 61.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest; 840–1650 m.
    Distribution
    U2 W. Africa
    [FWTA]

    Rubiaceae, F. N. Hepper & R. W. J. Keay. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    Tree 30-130 ft. high, with clear bole and low buttresses.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Introduced into:

    Fiji

    Nauclea diderrichii (De Wild.) Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1995 Harris, D.J. [3832], Cameroon K000086003
    Thomas, D.W. [738], Cameroon 43383.000
    Trilles, H. [161], Gabon K000592027
    Klaine, R.P. [1600], Gabon Sarcocephalus trillesii K000591996
    Tuillu, R.P. [161], Gabon Sarcocephalus trillesii K000591997

    First published in J. Washington Acad. Sci. 5: 535 (1915)

    Accepted by

    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania. Revue de Taxonomie et de Nomenclature Botaniques 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Figueiredo, E. (2007). The Rubiaceae of Cabinda (Angola) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 154: 455-495.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Harris, D.J. (2002). The vascular plants of the Dzanga-Sangha Reserve, Central African Republic: 1-274. National Botanic Garden (Belgium), Meise.
    • Smith, A.C. (1988). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 4: 1-377. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Petit in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux. 28: 10.
    • Merrill in J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 5: 535 (1915)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lisowski, S. (2009). Flore (Angiospermes) de la République de Guinée Scripta Botanica Belgica 41: 1-517.
    • Figueiredo, E. (2007). The Rubiaceae of Cabinda (Angola) Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 154: 455-495.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Smith, A.C. (1988). Flora Vitiensis Nova. A new flora for Fiji (Spermatophytes only) 4: 1-377. Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, Lawai.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Ridsd. in Blumea 22: 548 (1975).
    • Hallé in Fl. Gabon 12, Rubiacées, 1: 44, t. 4/1–3, t. 5/1–6 (1966).
    • Petit in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 28: 10 (1958).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 351 (1952).
    • Merr. in Journ. Wash. Acad. Sci. 5: 535 (1915).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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