1. Family: Araliaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Polyscias J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
      1. Polyscias albersiana Harms

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

    [FZ]

    Araliaceae, J. F. M. Cannon. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    A tree up to 20 m., with a regularly branched axis and with pale greyish bark, especially in the younger parts.
    Leaves
    Leaves in terminal or subterminal groups, imparipinnate, up to 60 cm. long with 7–11 pairs of lanceolate to ovate, chartaceous to coriaceous leaflets.
    Leaflets
    Leaflets up to 13 × 5·5 cm.; margins entire, slightly reflexed; apices shortly and bluntly acuminate to long and narrowly acuminate; bases rounded to cordate.
    Indumentum
    Inferior surface glabrous to mealy with a stellate pubescence; superior surface glabrous, somewhat glossy.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of umbellules arranged rather irregularly in racemes grouped in terminal clusters at the ends of branches. Racemes up to 30 cm. long, with the peduncles of the umbellules 1–4·5 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers pale greenish-yellow, with pedicels 3–15 mm. long.
    Stylopodium
    Stylopodium shallowly conical; styles 2, persistent in fruit.
    Fruits
    Fruit at first ellipsoid, becoming broadly ovoid with maturity, up to 7 mm., distinctly ribbed, glabrous.
    [FTEA]

    Araliaceae, J. R. Tennant. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

    Habit
    A tree to 20 m. tall with grey bark and a flattish crown.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 60 cm. long (sometimes more than double this length on sapling branches), imparipinnate; leaflets 7–11 pairs, chartaceous to coriaceous, lanceolate to ovate or broadly elliptic, frequently ± oblique, up to 13 cm. long by 5.5 cm. wide (sometimes nearly twice as large on saplings), acuminate, cordate to rounded at base, entire to shallowly undulate, stellate-pubescent beneath and sparsely so above when young, glabrescent; petiolules of paired leaflets on mature branches up to 0.8 cm. long, glabrous, but up to 3.5 cm. long and pubescent on sapling branches.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence-branches glabrous or almost so; primaries up to 30 cm. long by 3 mm. diameter; secondaries 1.0–4.5 cm. long by 0.5–1.0 mm. diameter, both orders racemosely borne; tertiaries (pedicels) 3–15 mm. long by 0.3–0.6 mm. diameter in umbellules.
    Flowers
    Flowers greenish-yellow.
    Style
    Styles 2, persistent.
    Fruits
    Fruits flattened-ovoid to -ellipsoid, up to 6.5 mm. long, ribbed, glabrous.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/8, p. 13.
    Habitat
    Upland rain-forest; 1250–2000 m.
    Distribution
    T2 T3 T4 not known elsewhere

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Tanzania

    Polyscias albersiana Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Greenway, P.J. [12592], Tanzania K000239445
    Greenway, P.J. [12592], Tanzania K000239446
    Greenway, P.J. [12592], Tanzania K000239447
    Drummond, R.B. [2807], Tanzania K000239437
    Drummond, R.B. [2807], Tanzania K000239438
    Drummond, R.B. [2807], Tanzania K000239439
    Drummond, R.B. [2807], Tanzania K000239440
    Drummond, R.B. [2807], Tanzania K000239441
    Drummond, R.B. [2807], Tanzania K000239442
    Drummond, R.B. [2807], Tanzania K000239443
    Drummond, R.B. [2807], Tanzania K000239444
    Pocs, T. [88281], Tanzania K000239448
    Pocs, T. [88281], Tanzania K000239449
    Rawcliffe, W.B. [58], Tanzania K000239436

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 33: 182 (1901)

    Accepted by

    • Frodin, D.G. & Govaerts, R. (2003 publ. 2004). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araliaceae: 1-444. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 60 (1949).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 33: 182 (1902).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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