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  1. Family: Sapotaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Manilkara Adans.
      1. Manilkara sulcata (Engl.) Dubard

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Small much-branched evergreen tree or shrub, height up to 10 m.; bark grey with small longitudinal fissures.
    Buds
    Terminal buds, young shoots and very young leaves with dense ferrugineous pubescence, older leaves and branchlets glabrous.
    Petiole
    Petioles 3–10(–12) mm. long, glabrous or puberulous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina coriaceous, narrowly to broadly obovate or rarely narrowly elliptic, up to 6.5 (rarely –9.5) cm. long and 2.6 (rarely –3.2) cm. wide; upper surface dark shiny green, lower surface paler green, sometimes with slight ferrugineous pubescence near base; nervation inconspicuous.
    Flowers
    Flowers 2–6.
    Pedicel
    Pedicels 4–7 mm. long, ferrugineously pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes connate near base; outer lobes ± ovate, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, ferrugineously pubescent externally; inner lobes narrowly elliptic, 3–4 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. wide, puberulous externally.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube up to 1 mm. long; lobes pale green, ± trifid; two outer segments ± lanceolate, 2.5–4 mm. long; median segment variable in shape, ± ligulate to narrowly elliptic, or rarely very small and subulate or absent, up to 4 mm. long.
    Stamens
    Filaments 1.5–3 mm. long; anthers ± 1 mm. long.
    Staminodes
    Staminodes irregular in shape, ± triangular to oblong, very small, serrulate, denticulate or ± laciniate, usually with ± terminal acumen.
    Pistil
    Ovary globose, ± 1 mm. long, densely ferrugineous pilose; style up to 3 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit greenish, ellipsoid to obovoid, up to 1 cm. long, 7 mm. in diameter, subglabrous, 1-seeded.
    Seeds
    Seed obliquely ovoid, compressed, up to 8 mm. long, 5 mm. in diameter; scar lateral, extending to base.
    Habitat
    Lowland dry evergreen forest, coastal woodlands, evergreen bushlands and thickets, also in dry scrub; 0–600(?–1300) m.
    Distribution
    K1 K4 K7 P T3 T6 Z not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Manilkara sulcata (Engl.) Dubard appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2006 Stuhlmann, F.L. [176], Tanzania K000883672 Unknown type material
    Jan 1, 2006 Boivin, L.H. [s.n.], Tanzania K000883674
    Jan 1, 2006 Holst, C.H.E.W. [3551a], Tanzania K000883673 isosyntype

    Bibliography

    First published in Ann. Mus. Colon. Marseille, sér. 3, 3: 26 (1915)

    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

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 527 (1961).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 564 (1949).
    • Dubard in Ann. Mus. Col. Marseille, sér. 3, 3: 26 (1915).

    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