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

[FZ]

Ebenaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Habit
Shrub or small tree (0·5) 2–12(18) m. high.
Shoots
Young shoots densely puberulous.
Leaves
Leaves alternate, very rarely subopposite; petiole (0·4) 0·5–1 cm. long, lamina very variable in shape and size, up to 12 x 4·5 cm.; lower surface sparsely and minutely setulose or strigulose to densely tomentose, venation prominent and reticulate on both surfaces, especially the upper. Foliage very dark green.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1·5–4·5 long, usually branched, with densely puberulous to tomentellous axes.
Calyx
Calyx cup–shaped, densely hairy, lobed to the middle or beyond, lobes narrowly deltate.
Corolla
Corolla glabrous except for the densely strigulose mid–petaline lines and a few marginal setae, lobed to about the middle; lobes with a conspicuous mid–petaline keel.
Stamens
Stamens usually 16.
Pistillodes
Pistillode minute, setulose with 2 stylodes.
Male
Pistillode minute, setulose with 2 stylodes. Corolla glabrous except for the densely strigulose mid–petaline lines and a few marginal setae, lobed to about the middle; lobes with a conspicuous mid–petaline keel. Stamens usually 16. Male flowers up to 0·5 cm. long. Calyx cup–shaped, densely hairy, lobed to the middle or beyond, lobes narrowly deltate.
Flowers
Female flowers without staminodes. Male flowers up to 0·5 cm. long.
Ovary
Ovary densely strigose.
Female
Ovary densely strigose. Female flowers without staminodes.
Fruits
Fruit c. 0·9 cm. diameter, sparsely strigose, glabrescent.
Cytology
Chromosome number: 2n = 30.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Habit
Shrub or small tree 2–12 m high, densely puberulous or pubescent on young shoots
Leaves
Foliage very dark green; leaves alternate, rarely subopposite, very variable; petiole 0.5–1.5 cm long; blade obovate to broadly obovate, elliptic to oblanceolate-oblong, 3.5–12.5 x 1.5–5.5 cm, obtuse to broadly rounded at the apex, stiffly leathery, sparsely hairy to densely tomentose on both sides and on the revolute margins, venation prominent and reticulate on both surfaces
Inflorescences
Inflorescences usually branched, 1.5–4.5 cm long, axes tometellous to densely puberulous
Flowers
Flowers greenish white or cream Male flowers up to 5 mm long; calyx cupular, densely hairy, lobed to the middle or beyond; calyx lobes narrowly triangular Female flowers without staminodes; ovary densely strigulose
Corolla
Corolla glabrous, save for lobes with densely strigulose midpetaline lines and a few marginal hairs, lobed ± to the middle; corolla lobes with a conspicuous midpetaline keel; stamens usually 16; rudimentary ovary minute, setulose with 2 styles
Fruits
Fruit globose, 5–6 mm in diam., sparsely strigose to glabrescent.
Distribution
Species also in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Dem. Rep. Congo.

[FTEA]

Ebenaceae, F. White & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1996

Habit
Shrub or small tree (0.5-)2-12(-18) m. tall, with densely puberulous or pubescent young shoots and very dark green foliage.
Leaves
Leaves alternate or rarely subopposite, very variable, up to 12.3 cm. long, 5.7 cm. wide, sparsely setulose to strigulose or sparsely hairy to densely tomentose beneath; venation prominent and reticulate on both surfaces; petiole (0.4-)0.5-1.5 cm. long.
Inflorescences
Inflorescences usually branched, 1.5-4.5 cm. long, the axes tomentellous to densely puberulous.
Flowers
Male flowers up to 5 mm. long; calyx cupular, densely hairy, lobed to the middle or beyond; calyx-lobes narrowly triangular; corolla glabrous save for lobes with densely strigulose mid-petaline lines and a few marginal setulae, lobed to ± the middle; corolla-lobes with a conspicuous mid-petaline keel; stamens usually 16; rudimentary ovary minute, setulose, with 2 styles. Female flowers without staminodes; ovary densely strigulose.
Male
Male flowers up to 5 mm. long; calyx cupular, densely hairy, lobed to the middle or beyond; calyx-lobes narrowly triangular; corolla glabrous save for lobes with densely strigulose mid-petaline lines and a few marginal setulae, lobed to ± the middle; corolla-lobes with a conspicuous mid-petaline keel; stamens usually 16; rudimentary ovary minute, setulose, with 2 styles.
Female
Female flowers without staminodes; ovary densely strigulose.
Fruits
Fruit globose, 5-9 mm. in diameter, sparsely strigose, glabrescent.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Euclea natalensis A.DC. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1969 Leyher [778], South Africa K000350545 lectotype

First published in A.P.de Candolle, Prodr. 8: 218 (1844)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by I. Friis [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K. Coates Palgrave, Trees Southern Afr., ed. 3, revised.: 738, t. 243 (1990).
  • F. White in Flore d'Afrique Centrale, Ebenaceae: 92 (1987).
  • F. White in Flora Zambesiaca 7(1): 289, t. 68F (1983)
  • F. White in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 50: 397 (1980)
  • Palmer & Pitman, Trees Southern Afr. 3: 1773, t. & photo. (1973).
  • F. White in Mitt. Bot. Staats. München 10: 100-102, 104-105, t. 4 (1971).
  • Gomes e Sousa, Dendrol. Moçamb., Estudo Geral 2: 632, t. 196, photo. (1966).
  • De Winter in Flora of Southern Africa 26: 88 (1963).
  • Hiern in Trans. Camb. Phil. Soc. 12: 101 (1873).
  • A. DC. in DC., Prodr. 8: 218 (1844).

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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