1. Family: Annonaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Uvariodendron (Engl. & Diels) R.E.Fr.
      1. Uvariodendron gorgonis Verdc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya, CE. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 6–12 m. tall, most parts lemon scented; bark grey-brown, smooth; branchlets grey or brown, rugulose, lenticellate, at first covered with silky silvery or ferruginous adpressed hairs but later glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades elliptic-oblong, 8–41 cm. long, 3–12.3 cm. wide, obtuse or obscurely acuminate (rarely retuse) at the apex, rounded or broadly cuneate at the base, at first thin, later rather thick, glabrous and somewhat shining above, obscurely adpressed pubescent beneath; midrib impressed above, very prominent beneath; lateral nerves 17–22, slightly prominent beneath; petiole 0.5–1.2 cm. long, thick; leaf-buds with 6–12 distichous parts arranged as in a grass spikelet, very densely and velvety adpressed sericeous and villous at the margins.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or several in fascicles on the old wood; buds at first subsessile, with about 6 reniform imbricate adpressed silky bracts, 0.5–1.2 cm. long, 0.8–2 cm. wide; adult peduncles 1–1.7 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals broadly reniform, 1 cm. long, 2 cm. wide, obscurely mucronulate, adpressed silky outside, margins villous.
    Corolla
    Petals creamy-brown outside, maroon inside save for the creamy-brown margin, elliptic, 2.5–3 cm. long, 2–2.5 cm. wide, rounded or subacute at the apex, adpressed silky outside, glabrous inside or only pubescent towards the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3.5 mm. long, 0.7 mm. wide.
    Carpels
    Carpels 50–60, linear-oblong, 5 mm. long, 1.5 mm. wide, densely pubescent, with 10–15 ± uniseriate ovules.
    Fruits
    Monocarps 50–60, narrowly cylindrical, 4–8 cm. long, 1 cm. wide, 3–10-seeded, distinctly constricted between the seeds, greenish, sparsely adpressed pubescent; stipes ±1.3 cm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds yellow-brown, compressed-ellipsoidal, 8 mm. long, 7 mm. wide, 5 mm. thick.
    Habitat
    Lowland rain-forest, swamp forest, groundwater forest; 180–500 m.
    Distribution
    K7 T6 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Uvariodendron gorgonis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 1968 Verdcourt [3940], Kenya K000198901 holotype
    Feb 1, 1968 Verdcourt [3940], Kenya K000198902 holotype
    Feb 1, 1968 Verdcourt, B. [1890], Kenya K000238823
    Feb 1, 1968 Semsei, S.R. [773], Tanzania K000238830
    Feb 1, 1968 Semsei, S.R. [852], Tanzania K000238832
    Feb 1, 1968 Semsei, S.R. [1498], Tanzania K000238835
    Feb 1, 1968 Mgaza, C.D. [323], Tanzania K000238837
    Feb 1, 1968 Paulo, S. [163], Tanzania K000238834
    Feb 1, 1953 Drummond, R.B. [1954], Tanzania K000238840
    Verdcourt, B. [3940], Kenya 29102.000
    Verdcourt, B. [3940], Kenya 30626.000 holotype
    Drummond, R.B. [1954], Tanzania 7077.000
    Robertson, S.A. [78], Kenya K000238827
    Faden, R.B. [253], Kenya K000238824
    Verdcourt, B. [1911], Kenya K000238826
    Brenan, J.P.M. [14601], Kenya K000238825
    Magogo, F.C. [2171], Tanzania K000238833
    Mbago, F.M. [2148], Tanzania K000238829
    Mbago, F.M. [1734], Tanzania K000238839
    Frontier - Tanzania Coastal Forest Research Progra [700], Tanzania K000238828

    First published in Kew Bull. 23: 512 (1969)

    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
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 23: 512, fig. 1 (1969).

    Sources

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