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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A tree to 20 m. tall with grey or whitish bark and often with a large spreading crown, or a large spreading shrub (fide Gardner).
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 40–60 cm. long, often less, almost always imparipinnate, with no clear-cut differentiation between juvenile sapling leaves and leaves from mature branches, glabrous; leaflets 4–5 pairs, coriaceous, narrowly ovate to obovate, up to 12 cm. long by 5.5 cm. wide, commonly only about half these dimensions, obtuse to minutely retuse, occasionally acute or with a broad rounded apiculum, broadly cuneate to attenuate at base, entire to repand and narrowly inrolled at the margin; petiolules of lateral leaflets 4(–8) mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence-branches glabrous (occasionally somewhat tuberculate); pedicels umbellulately borne (occasionally flowers borne singly); other orders of branching may be umbellate or racemose.
    Corolla
    Petals dark reddish-brown to purple-black.
    Style
    Styles 5, persistent.
    Fruits
    Fruits urceolate, 7–9 mm. long, terete, deeply 5-sulcate when mature, glabrous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Polyscias stuhlmannii Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Eggeling, D.W.J. [E6668], Tanzania K000350325 holotype

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 26: 244 (1899)

    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
    • 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).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3 (2): 779 (1921).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 26: 244 (1899).

    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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