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

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

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree up to 7 m. high; branchlets greyish- to rufous-tomentose, very soon glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 4–8 × 2·5–4 cm., elliptic to oblong or obovate-oblong, obtuse to emarginate at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base; upper surface finely reticulate, somewhat shining, tomentellous when young, soon becoming subglabrous, with minute simple or penicillate scattered hairs and numerous punctiform glands; lower surface discolorous, greyish- or fulvous-silvery-tomentellous with relatively short dense curled hairs on the nerves and reticulation hiding the interreticular areoles, which are densely covered with minute stellate hairs; midrib prominent beneath; lateral nerves in 9–15 pairs, curving towards the apex just before and without reaching the margin of the leaf; veins and reticulation not very prominent but quite conspicuous; petiole 1–2 cm. long, slender.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2·5–3 cm. long, axillary, more or less condensed, few-flowered, greyish- or fulvous-tomentose, on a peduncle 1–3 cm. long; pedicels 1–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 3 mm. long, densely cottony-rufous-tomentose.
    Corolla
    Petals 10 mm. long, densely greyish-subsericeous-tomentose.
    Stamens
    Stamens with connective produced into a triangular appendage.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1·5 cm. in diam., subglobose, rounded at the apex, cottony-tomentellous; wings 3–4·5 × 1·5–2·5 cm., yellowish, broadly oblong to obovate, with penicillate hairs outside and inside.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Monotes engleri Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Teague, A.J. [431], Zimbabwe K000240363 Unknown type material

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 41: 291 (1908)

    Accepted by

    • 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.

    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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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 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