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  1. Family: Sapotaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Manilkara Adans.
      1. Manilkara dawei (Stapf) Chiov.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Congo to NW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Sapotaceae, J. H. Hemsley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    Small to medium-sized tree, height up to 25 m.; branchlets glabrous; terminal bud and very young shoots with resinous exudate.
    Petiole
    Petioles robust, 1.5–4 cm. long, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina elliptic or elliptic-oblong to obovate-oblong, 10–29 cm. long, 3.5–9.5 cm. wide, coriaceous, apex rounded to emarginate, sometimes shortly acuminate, cuneate; upper surface dark green and glabrous with raised lateral nerves and vein reticulum, lower surface silvery-grey or whitish with indumentum of very small closely appressed regularly arranged hairs, with (16-) 18–22 raised and very prominent primary lateral nerves on each side.
    Indumentum
    Young flower-buds with resinous exudate. Young fruits with short thick pedicels, subglobose, with very short pale mealy indumentum rubbing off with age; style persistent, conspicuous.
    Flowers
    Flowers fascicled in axils of current or recently fallen leaves, usually 6–8 per axil.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 2–6 mm. long, stout, with dense pale brown indumentum.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes fused for ± 2 mm. at base; outer lobes elliptic-oblong, up to 8 mm. long, 4 mm. wide, with dense pale silvery-green indumentum externally; inner lobes smaller and less hairy.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or greenish-white; tube cylindrical, up to 6 mm. long; lobes trifid; outer segments linear-oblong, up to 5 mm. long; median segment spathulate, 6 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Filaments up to 5 mm. long; anthers up to 2.5 mm. long; staminodes narrowly ligulate, up to 4 mm. long, apex laciniate with 2 (or sometimes more) long delicate processes.
    Pistil
    Ovary subglobose; style long and tapering, up to 1.4 cm. long, glabrescent; stigma simple.
    Fruits
    Mature fruits not seen.
    Habitat
    Lowland rain-forest and riverine forest; 1100–1600 m.
    Distribution
    T1 U1 U2 U3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Central African Repu, Congo, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Manilkara dawei (Stapf) Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 1, 1956 Dawe, M.T. [353], Uganda K000883668 holotype
    May 1, 1956 Dawe, M.T. [353], Uganda K000883669 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Atti Reale Accad. Italia, Mem. Cl. Sci. Fis. 11: 46 (1940)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Pennington, D. (2001 publ. 2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae: 1-364. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Verdcourt in Kew Bulletin 11: 453 (1957).
    • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 399, fig. 81/a (1952).
    • Chiov. in Atti R. Accad. Ital. 11: 46 (1940), in obs.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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