1. Family: Araliaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Polyscias J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
      1. Polyscias kikuyuensis Summerh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A tree to 25 m. tall, often with an unbranched bole up to 12 m. tall and 1.2 m. diameter.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 55 cm. long, imparipinnate, less frequently paripinnate; leaflets (3–)4–5(–6) pairs, coriaceous, rarely chartaceous, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, very occasionally rotund, often straight-edged or oblique, up to 14.5 cm. long by 6.5 cm. wide (or larger in saplings), acute to acuminate, rarely emarginate, with a rounded to cordate (often subcordate) base, with the margins entire, often very narrowly inrolled, densely stellate-tomentose when young, later glabrescent to some extent, especially above where occasionally glabrous; petiolules of paired leaflets (0–)2–5(–14) mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence-branches puberulous to tomentose; primaries up to 40 cm. long by 2.5–4.0 mm. diameter; secondaries up to 2.7 cm. long by 0.8–1.2 mm. diameter, both orders racemosely borne; tertiaries (pedicels) up to 9 mm. (commonly 2–5 mm.) long by 0.5–0.8 mm. diameter in umbellules.
    Fruits
    Fruits flattened-ovoid, -ellipsoid, -cylindrical or ± spheroidal, 4.0–7.5 mm. long, ribbed, apart from the stylopodia and persistent styles densely (often interruptedly) covered with stellate hairs.
    Figures
    Fig. 4/8, p. 13.
    Habitat
    Upland rain-forest; 1750–2620 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 K6 not known elsewhere

    Images

    Distribution

    Polyscias kikuyuensis Summerh. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 27, 1927 Hoult, G.A. [93], Kenya K000239428
    Jan 27, 1927 Hoult, G.A. [93], Kenya K000239433
    Jan 27, 1927 Hoult, G.A. [93], Kenya K000239434
    Bally, P.R.O. [4999], Kenya K000239432
    Gardner, H.M. [1294], Kenya K000239429
    Perdue, R.E. [9141], Kenya K000239427
    Elliot [372], Kenya K000239430
    Kerfoot, O. [1500], Kenya K000239435
    Cooper, A.M. [873], Kenya K000350323 Unknown type material
    Cooper, A.M. [873], Kenya K000350324 Unknown type material
    Och, R.E. [s.n.], Kenya K000239431

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1926: 242 (1926)

    Accepted by

    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • 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

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 55 (1961).
    • 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).
    • Battiscombe & Dale, Trees and Shrubs of Kenya Colony p. 114 (1936).
    • Battiscombe, Cat. Trees Kenya Col.: 86, photo. (1926).
    • Summerh. in Bulletin of Miscellaneous Information, Kew 1926: 242 (1926).

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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