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  1. Family: Dipterocarpaceae Blume
    1. Genus: Monotes A.DC.
      1. Monotes adenophyllus Gilg

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & SW. Tanzania to Angola.

    [FTEA]

    Dipterocarpaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Small to medium-sized tree 2–12 m. tall, with crooked bole and gnarled spreading branches forming a ± rounded crown; bark grey, ± rough, fissured.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades rounded oblong, very broadly elliptic or almost round, 6–12 cm. long, (4–)5.5–9.5 cm. wide, rounded or retuse at the apex, truncate to rounded or subcordate at the base, ± densely hairy above or at least with persistent scattered ± long simple and fasciculate ± tubercle-based hairs, concolorous or discolorous, not floccose-tomentose beneath but with simple hairs on the venation, closely reticulate, the areoles glabrous or covered with small stellate hairs and with scattered yellow glands; petiole (1–)1.5–2 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary, cymose, lax, few-flowered, 1–6 cm. long; axes densely woolly-pilose.
    Calyx
    Sepals ovate, 3–5 mm. long, 3.5–4 mm. wide, adpressed often reddish silky-pilose.
    Corolla
    Petals white or reddish, 9 mm. long, 4 mm. wide, densely silky.
    Anthers
    Anther-connectives produced into an oblong or triangular lobe at the apex.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1–1.5 cm. in diameter, densely adpressed pubescent; wings straw-coloured, brownish or purplish, 2.5–5(–8) cm. long, 1–3(–3.5) cm. wide, pubescent.
    [FZ]

    Dipterocarpaceae, P. Duvigneaud. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

    Diagnostic
    Related to M. magnificus Gilg but leaves without additional glands in the axils of the lateral nerves on the upper face, and not floccose-tomentose on the lower surface, with a general tendency in the Zambezian region to be smaller (6–12 × 4–10 cm.); petiole thin and relatively short, 1–1·5 cm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers and fruits also generally smaller.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Accepted Infraspecifics

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Monotes adenophyllus Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Monotes hutchinsonianus K000240349 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in H.G.A.Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 275 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dipterocarpaceae: 1-10.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Abreu, J.A. & Figueira, R. (2013). Revision of the family Dipterocarpaceae in Angola Blumea 57: 263-274.
    • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 263, fig. 46C–E (1962).
    • Duvign. in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 413 (1961).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 183 (1949).
    • H. Bancr. in Bol. Soc. Brot, sér. 2, 13: 373 (1949).
    • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 28:135 (1899).
    • Gilg in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 275 (1895)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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