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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, 1.5–6(–10) m. tall; bark grey, smooth; young branchlets brown, rugulose, lenticellate, at first sparsely adpressed pubescent, soon glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades elliptic, oblong-elliptic or narrowly elliptic, 7–17.5 cm. long, 2.2–7.5 cm. wide, mostly acuminate at the apex, rounded or broadly cuneate at the base, coriaceous, glabrous and somewhat shining above, sparsely finely adpressed pubescent beneath; midrib impressed above, very prominent beneath; lateral nerves 10–14, prominent; venation reticulate; petiole 3–8 mm. long, thick.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary or several together in fascicles, axillary or on the old wood; buds densely ferruginous silky; bract 1, reniform, 3 mm. long, 4 mm. wide, adpressed silky outside; mature peduncles 1–2 cm. long, ± 4 mm. thick towards the apex.
    Calyx
    Sepals reniform, 4–5 mm. long, 7–8 mm. wide, somewhat acute, adpressed silky outside.
    Corolla
    Petals mostly cream tinged maroon inside or inner ones maroon with cream margins; outer elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 1.5–2.2 cm. long, 1–1.5 cm. wide, subacute at the apex, ferruginous silky outside, densely puberulous inside;inner obovate-cuneate, strongly concavo-convex, 1.5 cm. long, 1–1.2 cm. wide, subacute at the apex, narrowed to the base, ± glabrous inside save at margins, pubescent outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 1.9 mm. long.
    Carpels
    Carpels 7–20, sub-cylindric, 7–angled, 2 mm. long, 1.2 mm. wide, adpressed pilose with ±11 biseriate ovules.
    Fruits
    Monocarps 7–20, ellipsoid or oblong, 1.6–4.5 cm. long, 1.3–2 cm. wide, obtuse, at first green and puberulous, later dull orange and glabrous, 2–9(–12)-seeded, not constricted between the seeds; stipes very short.
    Seeds
    Seeds yellow-brown, rounded-cuneiform, 1.2 cm. long, 8.5 mm. wide, 6 mm. thick.
    Figures
    Fig. 7.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest, scrubby evergreen bushland on coral, also characteristic of Cave Wells in Zanzibar; 0–230(?–340) m.
    Distribution
    K7 P T3 T6 Z not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Uvariodendron kirkii Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Feb 1, 1968 Verdcourt, B. [3939], Kenya K000198892 holotype
    Feb 1, 1968 Verdcourt, B. [3939], Kenya K000198893 holotype
    Feb 1, 1968 Verdcourt, B. [3939], Kenya K000198894 holotype
    Feb 1, 1968 Verdcourt, B. [3939], Kenya K000198895 holotype
    Verdcourt, B. [5280(s)], Kenya 39716.000
    Drummond, R.B. [4029], Kenya 17643.000
    Drummond, R.B. [3983], Kenya 7076.000
    Faulkner, H. [1961], Tanzania 8968.000 holotype
    Faulkner, H. [2140], Tanzania 22964.000
    Faulkner, H. [2107], Tanzania 28444.000
    Aplin, D. [1], Tanzania 64099.000

    First published in Kew Bull. 23: 518 (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: 518, fig. 3 (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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