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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. & S. Central Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 7.5–15 m. tall; bark thin, grey; branchlets at first pubescent or densely silky, later glabrescent, brown, rugose, densely lenticellate.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades very large, oblanceolate, 21–75 cm. long, 5.7–21.5(–25) cm. wide, obtuse or shortly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, thin, red and drooping when young, later chartaceous, glabrous above, at first densely silky beneath, later with dense but inconspicuous adpressed hairs; midrib impressed above, very prominent beneath; lateral nerves ± 30, slightly prominent on both surfaces; petiole 0.6–2 cm. long, very thick; leaf-buds lanceolate, covered with rusty hairs.
    Flowers
    Flowers solitary (?always) on trunk or thicker branches; buds at first subsessile, with ± 6 reniform or elliptic-ovate imbricate adpressed silky pubescent bracts 0.8–3.5 cm. long, 1–4 cm. wide; adult peduncles 1–1.5 cm. long, thick.
    Calyx
    Sepals ovate, 3–5.5 cm. long, 3–4.3 cm. wide, shortly united at the base, glabrous inside, densely silky pilose outside, eventually becoming free from the receptacle but remaining as a loose collar about the peduncle.
    Corolla
    Petals white (?creamy) outside, purple (?perhaps really maroon) inside; outer valvate, elliptic, 6–7 cm. long, 4.3–4.7 cm. wide, obtuse at the apex, narrowed to the base, pilose outside, glabrous inside; inner imbricate at the apex, elliptic, cucullate, 5–5.3 cm. long, 3.6–3.8 cm. wide, ± distinctly clawed at the base, hairy only on base of midrib outside.
    Stamens
    Stamens 5 mm. long.
    Carpels
    Carpels up to 160, columnar, angled, 6 mm. long, 2.2 mm. wide, pilose, with 11–16 biseriate ovules.
    Fruits
    Monocarps 10–80, oblong-obovoid or oblong-falcate, 2.8–6 cm. long, 1.3–3.2 cm. wide, 1–16-seeded, not or scarcely constricted between the seeds, distinctly narrowed or beaked and curved at the apex, yellow, densely brown tomentose; stipes 3–6 mm. long.
    Seeds
    Seeds compressed-ellipsoid, 1.8–2.3 cm. long, 1–1.1 cm. wide, 6–8 mm. thick.
    Habitat
    Evergreen forest of Strombosia, Drypetes, Ficus, etc., in valleys; 1350 m.
    Distribution
    U2 not known elsewhere

    Images

    Distribution

    Uvariodendron magnificum Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Okudi [696], Uganda 18861.004 holotype
    Okodi in Hamilton [696], Uganda K000198897 holotype
    Okodi in Hamilton [696], Uganda K000198898 holotype
    Okodi in Hamilton [696], Uganda K000198896 holotype
    Okodi in Hamilton [696], Uganda K000198899 holotype
    Okodi in Hamilton [696], Uganda K000198900 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 23: 515 (1969)

    Accepted by

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 23: 515, fig. 2 (1969).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
    © 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/
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