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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to South Sudan.

[FTEA]

Rosaceae, R. A. Graham. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1960

Morphology General Habit
A tree up to about 12 m. tall, sometimes low and bushy, with finely-fissured, ± smooth bark.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves shortly petiolate, broadly ovate or ovate-elliptic, 8–11.5(–15) × 4–6(–7.5) cm., glabrous, shining and green or brownish-green above, matt and green and varying from glabrous to grey-tomentose beneath, rounded (sometimes emarginate) or more rarely obtuse, basally broadly cuneate to subcordate; nerves usually clearly visible on both sides, the primaries numbering 8–9 “pairs.” Inflorescence terminal, corymbose, broader than long, 8(–10) cm. long, 13(–18) cm. broad, borne on ± thick branchlets varying from shaggily hairy to glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fleshy, about 1.3–2 cm. long (excl. stamens).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx turbinate, enlargening upwards but slightly asymmetrical, 7–15 mm. long (measured from the joint in the pedicel to the base of the sepals), glabrous to thickly shining-tomentose, the lobes ± rounded, concave, 4.5–8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Fertile stamens 40–50(–60); staminodes very short, usually reduced to minute prominences on the fleshy receptacle-rim.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary shaggy; style 13–22 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe oblong-ovoid, rather asymmetrical, glabrous to tomentellous, up to 3 × 2.2 cm.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Central African Repu, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo

Maranthes polyandra (Benth.) Prance appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jul 1, 2000 Mildbraed, J. [9688], Cameroon K000103697
Jul 1, 2000 Mildbraed, J. [9643], Cameroon K000103698
Jun 1, 2000 Oilz, G.E. [2059], Nigeria K000104009
May 1, 1995 Daramola, B.O. [176], Nigeria K000104015
Jan 1, 1975 Obeng-Darko, K. [5079], Ghana K000104001
Jan 1, 1975 Kitson, A. [892], Ghana K000104002
Jan 1, 1975 Kitson, A. [853], Ghana K000104003
Jan 1, 1975 Pomeroy, A.W.J [1243], Ghana K000104004
Jan 1, 1975 Hall, J.B. [1973], Ghana K000104005
Jan 1, 1975 Rose Innes, R. [1403], Ghana K000104007
Jan 1, 1975 Chapman, J.D. [3187], Nigeria K000104013
Jan 1, 1975 Onochie, C.F.A. [FHI38348], Nigeria K000104014
Jan 1, 1975 Hepper, F.N. [2228], Nigeria K000104019
Jan 1, 1975 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [4281], Ivory Coast K000104020
Jan 1, 1975 Wilde, W.J.J.O. de [784A], Ivory Coast K000104021
Jan 1, 1975 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [4410] K000104022
Jan 1, 1975 Turner, L. [33], Sudan K000104074
Jan 1, 1975 Enti, A.A. [FH7611], Ghana K000104006
Jan 1, 1975 Irvine, F.R. [4742], Ghana K000104008
Jan 1, 1975 Myers, J.G. [7107] K000104073
Jan 1, 1937 Akpabla, G.K. [536], Ghana K000354990
Vogel, T. [3], Nigeria K000310175 isotype
Schafer, B.A. [7586], Togo K000104010
Kersting, O. [A690], Togo K000104011
Chevalier, A. [23103] K000104012
Lowe, J. [4742], Nigeria K000104016
Wit [1817], Nigeria K000104017
Vogel, T. [3], Nigeria K000104018 holotype
Latilo [FHI34424], Cameroon K000104067
Chevalier, A. [8286], Central African Republic K000104069
Barter, C. [1105], Nigeria K001044642
Hambler, D.J. [327], Nigeria K000354991
Barter, C. [1105], Nigeria K001044643

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 40: 184 (1966)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Prance, G.T. & Sothers, C.A. (2003). Chrysobalanaceae 1 & 2 Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 9, 10: 1-319, 1-268. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Prance, G.T. & Sothers, C.A. (2003). Chrysobalanaceae 1 & 2 Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 9, 10: 1-319, 1-268. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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