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

[FZ]

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

Habit
Evergreen shrub or small tree up to 6 m. tall.
Shoots
Young shoots glabrous except for rusty peltate scales.
Leaves
Leaves usually opposite or subopposite; petiole up to 0·3 cm. long; lamina up to 4 cm. long and 1·5 cm. broad, mostly obovate, oblanceolate or oblanceolate–elliptic, apex obtuse to broadly rounded, base cuneate, but not concave, margin often strongly undulate; lower surface glabrous except for peltate scales; lateral nerves and veins almost invisible.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence solitary in leaf–axils, unbranched, c. 1 cm. long.
Calyx
Calyx patelliform, denticulate, glabrous except for peltate scales.
Corolla
Corolla deeply lobed, widely open at the throat, each lobe with 0–20 (28) strigulose hairs.
Stamens
Stamens c. 16, glabrous or strigulose.
Pistillodes
Pistillode with 2 simple stylodes.
Male
Pistillode with 2 simple stylodes. Stamens c. 16, glabrous or strigulose. Calyx patelliform, denticulate, glabrous except for peltate scales. Corolla deeply lobed, widely open at the throat, each lobe with 0–20 (28) strigulose hairs. Male flowers c. 0·3 cm. long.
Flowers
Female flowers without staminodes. Male flowers c. 0·3 cm. long.
Ovary
Ovary covered with whitish scales, otherwise glabrous.
Female
Ovary covered with whitish scales, otherwise glabrous. Female flowers without staminodes.
Fruits
Fruit c. 0·7 cm. diameter.
Cytology
Chromosome number: 2n = 30.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Euclea undulata Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1970 Drummond, R.B. [5303], Botswana K000511145
Jan 1, 1970 Leach, L.C. [103], Botswana K000511138
Jan 1, 1970 Leach, L.C. [129], Botswana K000511140
Jan 1, 1970 Leach, L.C. [242], Botswana K000511144
Jan 1, 1970 Yalala, A.M. [162], Botswana K000511141
Jan 1, 1970 Beer, J.S. de [679], Botswana K000511139
Burchell [2162], South Africa K000350623
Burchell [2573], South Africa K000350624
Hansen, O.J. [3104], Botswana K000511143
Mott, P.J. [154], Botswana K000511142

First published in Nov. Gen. Pl.: 86 (1784)

Accepted by

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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