1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Chytranthus Hook.f.
      1. Chytranthus obliquinervis Radlk. ex Engl.

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

    [FTEA]

    Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

    Habit
    Dioecious or ?monoecious tree or suffrutex, 1.2–6(–15) m. tall, mostly unbranched with apical rosette-like crown of very large leaves; bark grey-brown, smooth or somewhat wrinkled.
    Leaves
    Leaves drooping and purplish when young, with 7–12 pairs of leaflets; leaf-buds purplish; petiole 1–3 cm. long, ± woody, pubescent; rhachis 35–100 cm. long; petiolules swollen, ± 1 cm. long; leaflets opposite or alternate, elliptic, oblanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, (3–)5.5–45 cm.long, (1.5–)4–14 cm. wide, shortly acuminate at the apex, rounded to cuneate at the base, coriaceous, glabrous save for scattered long hairs on the venation beneath; midrib sunken on upper surface.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences clusters of thyrses borne on the trunk and branches, pinkish green, 5–15 cm. long, the male and female possibly sometimes on the same plant; buds cream.
    Calyx
    Calyx pale green velvety, somewhat 2-lipped, tube 3–4 mm. long, lobes very unequal, 2.5–4 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals white or yellow-green, oblong, 4–5 mm. long, emarginate or lobed, scale 3.5 mm. long, bent forward but not hooded at the tip, bearing a short simple appendage, hairy at the junction with the petal limb.
    Disc
    Disk reniform, deeply lobed opposite the petals.
    Stamens
    Stamens 8; filaments and anthers pilose.
    Ovary
    Ovary 3-lobed, 3-locular.
    Fruits
    Mature fruit unknown but very young ones are velvety tomentose and with longer white hairs as well.
    Habitat
    Lowland evergreen forest on sand and coral and evergreen rain-forest with Milicia etc.; 5–900 m.
    Distribution
    K7 T3 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Chytranthus obliquinervis Radlk. ex Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Drummond, R.B. [1120], Kenya 11497.000

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & C.G.O.Drude, Veg. Erde 9(III 2): 274 (1921)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 415, fig. & map (1994).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 508 (1961).
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 10: 603 (1956).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 556 (1949).
    • Radlk. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 165: 797 (1932).
    • Engl., Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 274 (1921).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0