1. Family: Sapindaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Majidea Kirk ex Oliv.
      1. Majidea fosteri (Sprague) Radlk.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to South Sudan and Angola.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 15–35 m. tall with a broad sometimes buttressed trunk; bole clean up to 18 m., 2 m. girth; bark grey, grey-brown or yellowish, thin, smooth, densely lenticulate, slightly flaking, said to smell of thymol; slash creamy yellow or yellow-brown.
    Leaves
    Leaf-rhachis 15–20 cm. long; leaflets in 5–9 pairs, dull green tending to olive when dry, lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 5–10.5 cm. long, 1.5–3 cm. wide, tapering to a narrow, usually acuminate tip, glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence-axes overall mid-olive to brown, up to 13 cm. long, densely covered in fasciculate hairs.
    Flowers
    Flowers green, tinged pink.
    Disc
    Disk of male flowers very conspicuous, convex, broad, red, drying black.
    Fruits
    Fruit reddish outside, bright pink or scarlet inside, 3.5–4 cm. long, 5 cm. wide.
    Seeds
    Seeds purplish, 1.4 cm. across, velvety.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest, closed high forest; 1000–1200 m.
    Distribution
    Ivory Coast to Central African Republic and Sudan K5 T1 U2 U4
    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A forest tree, up to 100 ft. or more high, with angled branchlets
    Flowers
    Calyx yellowish, disk red, anthers pink
    Fruits
    Fruits brownish outside, pink within
    Seeds
    Seeds blue.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Majidea fosteri (Sprague) Radlk. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1955 Maitland, T.D. [386], Cameroon K000093393
    Jan 1, 1955 Maitland, T.D. [386], Cameroon K000093394

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 56: 255 (1920)

    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.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Meyer, F.K. (2011). Beiträge zur Flora von Albanien Haussknechtia, Beih. 15: 1-220.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 198, t. 203.
    • Pflanzenr. Sapindac. 1463
    • in Engl. Bot. Jahrb. 56: 255 (1920)
    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • 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.
    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Meyer, F.K. (2011). Beiträge zur Flora von Albanien Haussknechtia, Beih. 15: 1-220.
    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
    • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Hamilton, Field Guide Uganda For. Trees: 222, fig. 409 (1981).
    • Fouilloy & Hallé in Fl. Cameroun 16: 195 (1973)
    • Fouilloy & Hallé in Fl. Gabon 23: 195, t. 44/5–9 (1973).
    • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi,: 365 (1960).
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 725 (1958).
    • Wimbush, Cat. Kenya Timbers, ed. 2: 53 (1957).
    • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 341 (1952).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 381 (1952).
    • Radlk. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 165: 1463 (1934).
    • Radlk. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 56: 255 (1920)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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