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  1. Family: Dipterocarpaceae Blume
    1. Genus: Monotes A.DC.
      1. Monotes katangensis (De Wild.) De Wild.

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 5–14 m. tall with tomentellous branchlets; bark fissured longitudinally.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades oblong to oblong-elliptic, elliptic or slightly obovate, 4.5–9.5(–13) cm. long, 3.5–6 (–7) cm. wide, obtuse to slightly emarginate or sometimes acute or apiculate at apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base, subscabrid with quite long ± persistent hairs above from minute pale tubercles or at length ± glabrescent, slightly discolorous, the venation closely reticulate beneath, ± densely covered with straight or curled simple hairs and with at least a few stellate hairs in the areoles; petiole 1–2 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of subsessile condensed many-flowered clusters forming compound panicles up to 15 cm. long, yellow-brown or red-brown tomentose; pedicels 1–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals ovate, 3–4 mm. long, 2.5–3 mm. wide, densely silky tomentose.
    Corolla
    Petals linear-oblong, 0.6–1 cm. long, 2–2.5 mm. wide, densely silky tomentose.
    Anthers
    Connectives of anthers not produced at apex.
    Fruits
    Fruits 7–9 mm. diameter, tomentose; wings pinkish, red or reddish purple, obovate-oblong to spathulate, 2.5–4 cm. long, 0.7–1.5 cm. wide.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland; 780–1350 m.
    Distribution
    T4
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 13–14 m. high; branchlets tomentellous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 6–9 × 3·5–6 cm., elliptic to oblong or obovate-oblong, obtuse to slightly emarginate and sometimes acute or apiculate at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base; upper surface minutely tuberculate-subreticulate, slightly scaberulous with straight or nearly straight generally simple pachydermatous hairs developed on minute, white tubercles and sometimes mixed with smaller penicillate ones; lower surface fulvous-pubescent with straight or curled meso-pachydermatous (medium-thick-walled) hairs on the nerves, veins and reticulation, and with interreticular areoles covered with minute stellate hairs; midrib very thick and prominent beneath; lateral nerves in 10–12 pairs (with a weak tendency to the formation of short subsidiaries), nearly straight, some of them furcate near the apex, nerves and bifurcations reaching the margin of the leaf; reticulation very prominent and forming deep cavities; petiole thick, 1–2 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of subsessile condensed multiflorous clusters forming large terminal panicles, up to 15 cm. long, fulvous- or rufous-tomentose; pedicels 1–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 3–4 mm. long, densely sericeous-tomentose.
    Corolla
    Petals 8–10 mm. long, densely sericeous-tomentose.
    Stamens
    Stamens with anthers not produced at the apex.
    Fruits
    Fruits densely crowded (see TAB. 81 fig. A1) at the ends of the branches, 7–9 mm. in diam., subglobose, reticulate, tomentose, conical at the apex; wings 2·5–4 × 1–1·5 cm., reddish-purple, generally narrowly obovate-oblong to spathulate.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Monotes katangensis (De Wild.) De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    May 14, 1937 Hutchinson, J [3963] K000240342 Unknown type material
    Feb 2, 1937 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Zambia K000240346
    Dec 9, 1936 Hombli [326] K000240370
    Kirk, J. [s.n.], Zambia K000240347
    Hutchinson, J [3963] K000240341
    Hutchinson [3963] K000240345
    Hutchinson [3595] K000240348
    Klomble [326] K000240369

    Bibliography

    First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 4, 2: 111 (1913)

    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

    • 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. 262 (1962).
    • Duvign. in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 411, t. 81A (1961).
    • Duvign. in Lejeunia 13: 60, t. 14c. (1951)
    • H. Bancr. in Bol. Soc. Brot, sér. 2, 13: 372 (1939).
    • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 4: 177 (1927).
    • De Wild. in Ann. Mus. Congo, Bot., sér. 4, 2: 111 (1913)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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