1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Deinbollia Schumach. & Thonn.
      1. Deinbollia borbonica Scheff.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to N. Mozambique, W. Indian Ocean.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 0.6–4.5 m. tall with simple stem, monoecious; branchlets brownish or blackish, golden hairy when young, later glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves terminal with petiole 7–15 cm. long; rhachis 20–42 cm. long; petiolules 0–4 mm. long; leaflets (3–)6–10-jugate, alternate or subopposite, oblong-elliptic to elliptic or sometimes obovate to oblanceolate, 5–23 cm. long, 1.9–8.5 cm. wide, mostly rounded or subacute at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base or rarely subcordate, often densely ferruginous pubescent beneath when very young, but mostly glabrous save for a few adpressed hairs on the main nerves beneath but rarely ± densely ferruginous pubescent beneath; lateral nerves in 5–9(–12) pairs, venation very prominent on both sides, particularly beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences terminal, 30–32(–60) cm. long, shortly branched at the base or much branched; ultimate cymules (2–)4–6-flowered; rhachis velvety ferruginous; pedicels 1–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx densely dark brown or silvery to creamy-ferruginous pubescent outside; sepals elliptic to round, 4–5 mm. long, 2.5–4.5 mm. wide.
    Corolla
    Petals white, drying red-brown, elliptic, 5.5–6 mm. long, 2.8–3 mm. wide, with long white cilia, scale 4 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 15–17; filaments white, hairy; anthers pale yellow; staminodes short.
    Pistil
    Ovary densely pubescent or glabrous in a Madagascan form (see general note); style and stigma pale green; ovary rudiment very reduced.
    Infructescences
    Fruiting inflorescence up to 40 cm. long; mericarps 2–3, yellow or white, red or golden brown, ovoid or subglobose, 1–1.4 cm. long, densely pale brown hairy when young, becoming thinly hairy; flesh white, mucilaginous.
    [FZ]

    Sapindaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    Small tree or shrub; branchlets at first tomentellous, glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 30 cm. long; petiole 4–6 cm. long; leaflets 3–8-jugate; petiolules up to 4 mm. long; rhachis terete, sometimes ridged, glabrous or tomentellous; leaflet-lamina 5–14 × 2–5 cm., oblong to elliptic, chartaceous, sparsely pubescent or nearly glabrous, apex acute to rounded, margin entire, base cuneate; lateral nerves up to 14 pairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence up to 45 cm. long; rhachis fuscous-tomentellous to sparsely pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers in shortly stalked cymules; pedicels 1 mm. long, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Sepals 3–4 × 2·5–3 mm., subcircular to ovate-triangular, fuscous-pubescent.
    Corolla
    Petals 3·5–4·5 × 2·5 mm., elliptic, pilose-ciliate.
    Disc
    Disk glabrous (in our area).
    Androecium
    Stamens 12–15; filaments 2 mm. long, pilose; anthers 1 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary 3-lobed, 3-locular, tomentose.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1(2)-coccous by abortion; coccus 12 × 10 mm., obovoid, tomentose at first, glabrescent.
    [FZ]

    Sapindaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    Tree; branchlets fulvous-pubescent when young.
    Leaves
    Leaves c. 20 cm. long; petiole up to 7 cm. long; leaflets 3–5-jugate, subsessile or very shortly petiolulate; leaflet-lamina up to 14 × 5 cm., oblong-elliptic, chartaceous, nearly glabrous above, sparsely pubescent beneath, apex usually rounded to obtuse, margin entire, base usually rounded to subcordate; lateral nerves 7–9 pairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence up to 30 cm. long, terminal or axillary, fulvous-tomentose.
    Calyx
    Sepals 3·6–3·8 mm. long, fuscous-or fulvous-tomentose.
    Corolla
    Petals 3·5–3·8 mm. long.
    Androecium
    Stamens c. 17 (8 fide Baker).
    Fruits
    Fruit with 1–2 cocci developing and with a very short (up to 0·7 mm. long) glabrous torus; cocci up to 18 × 13 mm., ellipsoid, fulvous-tomentose.

    Images

    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Réunion

    Native to:

    Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania

    Deinbollia borbonica Scheff. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Faulkner, H. [2396], Tanzania 6962.000
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [13222], Madagascar K000426199 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 1964 Whyte, A. [s.n.], Malawi Deinbollia nyikensis K000426204

    First published in Flora 52: 306 (1869)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Capuron in Mém. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat., Paris, 19: 72 (1969).
    • Exell in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 522 (1966).
    • Radlk. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 165: 674 (1932).
    • Scheff. in Flora 52: 306 (1869).
    • Scheff., Tijdschr. Nederl. Ind. 31 (Obs. Phytog.): 17 (1869)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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