1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Eriocoelum Hook.f.
      1. Eriocoelum kerstingii Gilg ex Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to NW. Uganda.

    [FWTA]

    Sapindaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

    Habit
    A tree 10–50 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers white, in rusty panicles or racemes
    Ecology
    Mainly in streamside forests of the savannah regions.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree or shrub 8–18(–30) tall; bark grey-brown; foliage appearing dark; young stems, petioles, inflorescences etc. covered with dense ferruginous or golden brown hairs.
    Leaves
    Leaves with 2–3 pairs of opposite or subopposite leaflets, the lowest pair stipuliform, often soon deciduous but leaving scars; leaflet-blades oblong, oblong-elliptic, obovate or oblanceolate, 2–20 cm. long, 1.5–8.6 cm. wide, subacute, obtuse or rounded at the apex, cuneate and often unequal or ± rounded at the base, ± glabrous above, ± pilose or pubescent on the venation beneath or eventually glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Panicles large, ± divided from the base, 8–12(–20) cm. long, 10–15 cm. wide, with primary branches up to 8 cm. long; pedicels 4 mm. long; all axes densely ferruginous pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flowers ± 4 mm. wide; sepals oblong, 1.5 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide, pubescent on both faces; petals white, linear-lanceolate, 2.5 mm. long, scales very hairy, scarcely as wide as the limb; disk 1 mm. tall.
    Stamens
    Stamens 4 mm. long; staminodes 2 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose, 2.5 mm. diameter, densely ferruginous pubescent; style 3 mm. long; rudimentary ovary reduced to few hairs.
    Fruits
    Fruit light brown, yellow or red, depressed globose, ± woody, 1.8–3 cm. diameter, at first hairy, eventually smooth and glabrous; valves 2–2.5 cm. wide, 2.5–3 mm. thick, woolly at base inside.
    Seeds
    Seeds 3, black, 1.25 cm. long, shiny with red arillode.
    Figures
    Fig. 8.
    Habitat
    Riverine forest; ± 800 m.
    Distribution
    U1

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Eriocoelum kerstingii Gilg ex Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, D.W. [3365], Cameroon K000093389
    Kersting [A257], Togo K000426385
    Kersting [a.518.], Togo K000426386

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & C.G.O.Drude, Veg. Erde 9(III 2): 282, t. 136 (1921)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 386
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 186
    • not of Kennedy For. Fl. S. Nig. 184
    • Radlk. in Engl. Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 1153, fig. 34
    • Pflanzenw. Afr. 3, 2: 282, fig. 136 (1921)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
    • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
    • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
    • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • El Amin, Trees & Shrubs Sudan: 329 (1990).
    • Fouilloy & Hallé in Fl. Cameroun 16: 174, t. 41/1–5 (1973)
    • Fouilloy & Hallé in Fl. Gabon 23: 174, t. 41/1–5 (1973).
    • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 324 (1960).
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 724 (1958).
    • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 340 (1952).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 379 (1952).
    • Radlk. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 165: 1153, fig. 34 (1933).
    • Hutch. & Dalz., Flora of West Tropical Africa 1: 502 (1928).
    • Engl., Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 282, fig. 136 (1921)
    • Engl., Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 1: 786, fig. 663 (1910), nom. nud.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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