1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Deinbollia Schumach. & Thonn.
      1. Deinbollia kilimandscharica Taub.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Central & E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small tree or shrub 1.2–12 m. tall, with simple trunk; bark brownish grey.
    Leaves
    Leaves with petiole 5–20 cm. long and rhachis 15–40 cm. long, both mottled brown or green and straw-coloured towards the base when dry, adpressed-pubescent when young; petiolules 3–10 mm. long, at first pubescent; leaflets in (3–)5–7 pairs, subopposite or alternate, oblanceolate to oblong-elliptic, 4–27(–30) cm. long, 1.9–10.2(–16) cm. wide, acuminate (with actual tip rounded) or broadly rounded to truncate at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base and often asymmetric, glabrous; lateral nerves in 8–13 pairs, prominent and often drying yellowish beneath; venation prominently raised-reticulate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 9–30(–60) cm. long, with spreading or ascending main branches up to 35 cm. long, ± glabrous or ferruginous (in life and dry) pubescent, sometimes only at the nodes; flowers in dense clusters on very short side branchlets, pedicels said to be ‘brown at base but white above joint’ 0–3 mm. long, lengthening to 5 mm. in fruit.
    Calyx
    Sepals drying cream or brown, 4.5 mm. long, 2.8 mm. wide, the outer strongly overlapping the inner, petaloid, glabrous to densely dark ferruginous-pubescent outside, but always ciliate.
    Corolla
    Petals white or cream, sometimes tinged pink, obovate, 4–5 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, shaggy ciliate below, scale 3 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Stamens 14–18, with filaments white hairy.
    Fruits
    Fruit ± globose, 1.2–1.5 cm. long, 1.2–1.8 cm. wide, usually only one mericarp developing, the two aborted ones persistent at the base, glabrous.
    Seeds
    Seed 1 cm. long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Deinbollia kilimandscharica Taub. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Volkens, G. [1471], Tanzania K000426206 isotype

    First published in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 250 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 416, fig., map (1994).
    • Vollesen in Fl. Ethiopia 3: 502, fig. 125.9 (1990).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 509, fig. 92 (1961).
    • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 336 (1960).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 378 (1952).
    • 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).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 521 (1948).
    • Radlk. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 165: 682 (1932).
    • Taub. in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 250 (1895).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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