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  1. Family: Thymelaeaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Peddiea Harv.
      1. Peddiea polyantha Gilg

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Thymelaeaceae, B. Peterson (University of Göteborg). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree 2–6 m. high.
    Branches
    Branches light brown, smooth.
    Leaves
    Petiole 3–6 mm. long; leaf blade lanceolate or elliptic-lanceolate, (70–)92–138(–162) mm. long, (20–)25–38(-43) mm. wide, acuminate, basally cuneate, undulate at the margin, sul coriaceous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence racemose, 10–18-flowered; peduncle 15–35(–62) mm long, slightly hairy.
    Flowers
    Flowers 4-merous, yellowish green, slightly violet tinged outside; pedicel 4–6(–10) mm. long, slightly hairy.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube 6(–8) mm. long, ± 2 mm. wide in the middle, expanded over the ovary, finely pubescent; lobes ovate-triangular, 2–2.5 mm. long and wide, ± pubescent on both sides.
    Anthers
    Anthers 0.5–0.8 mm. long, sessile.
    Pistil
    Ovary 2–3 mm. long, densely hairy at top; disc cup-shaped, diminutive; style 2 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Mature fruit not seen.
    Habitat
    Upland rain-forest; 1500–2200 m.
    Distribution
    T7 not known elsewhere

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Peddiea polyantha Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2009 Luke, W.R.Q. [11323], Tanzania K000545402
    Goetze, W. [1167] K000252498 isotype
    Goetze, W. [1167] K000252499 isotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 361 (1901)

    Accepted by

    • Peterson, B. (1978). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Thymelaeaceae: 1-37.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Peterson, B. (1978). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Thymelaeaceae: 1-37.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Archangelsky in Kuprianova, Pollen Morphology: 142, t. 13/8, 18 (1971).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 610 (1949).
    • H.H.W. Pearson in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(1): 250 (1910).
    • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 30: 361 (1901).

    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