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

[FZ]

Euphorbiaceae, A. Radcliffe-Smith. Flora Zambesiaca 9:4. 1996

Habit
Similar to B. ferruginea, differing chiefly in having narrower (0.5–1 mm wide), arcuate, more persistent stipules, shorter (3–5 mm long) petioles, generally smaller leaves with a more laxly reticulate venation, fewer (3–5-)flowered glomerules, longer (2–3 mm long) male sepals, female sepals pubescent within towards the apex and ± glabrous inner female disk.

[FTEA]

Euphorbiaceae, A. R.-Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1987

Habit
A loosely branched shrub 2–5 m. with spreading or sometimes drooping branches.
Bark
Bark smooth or almost so, or fissured, grey or greyish brown.
Twigs
Twigs dark grey or brown, sparingly lenticellate.
Shoots
Young shoots and petioles densely fulvous or ferruginous tomentose.
Leaves
Petioles 2–5 mm. long; leaf-blades obovate to elliptic-obovate, (1–)2–8(–9) cm. long, (0.5–)1–4(–5.5) cm. wide, subacute, obtuse, rounded or truncate, sometimes mucronulate or mucronate, cuneate, rounded or truncate at base, usually entire but sometimes shallowly crenate, chartaceous, lateral nerves (5–)6–9(–11) pairs, craspedodromous, flat or somewhat impressed above, prominent beneath, tertiary nerves subparallel, slightly or fairly prominent beneath, sparingly pubescent above, but evenly pubescent along the midrib, tardily subglabrescent, and evenly pubescent beneath, more densely so along the midrib and lateral nerves, dull green above, paler or sometimes somewhat ferrugineous beneath.
Stipules
Stipules linear-lanceolate, long filiform-acuminate, 4–6(–8) mm. long, evenly to densely pubescent, arcuate, persistent.
Flowers
Flowers solitary or in small few-flowered axillary clusters. Male flowers:pedicels 1 mm. long, pubescent; sepals triangular, 2 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, acute, evenly to densely pubescent without, glabrous within, green and reddish-tinged or crimson; petals obtriangular-spathulate, 1 mm. long, irregularly denticulate at the apex, pale greenish cream; disc annular, ± flat, 2 mm. across, entire, glabrous; staminal column 1 mm. high; filaments greenish cream; anthers 0.75 mm. long, yellow; pistillode conical, 1 mm. tall, bifid at the apex. Female flowers very shortly pedicellate or subsessile; sepals narrowly triangular-lanceolate, thick, 2 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide, acutely acuminate, densely pubescent without, evenly adpressed pubescent within; petals elliptic, 0.5–0.75 mm. long, subentire, pubescent without, glabrous within; outer disc ± annular, 1.5 mm. across, inner disc divided into 2–3 triangular glabrous ± entire lobes enclosing the ovary; ovary ovoid-subglobose, 1.5–2 mm. long, 2-locular; styles 2, ± free, bifid.
Bracts
Bracts minute, pubescent.
Male
Male flowers:pedicels 1 mm. long, pubescent; sepals triangular, 2 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, acute, evenly to densely pubescent without, glabrous within, green and reddish-tinged or crimson; petals obtriangular-spathulate, 1 mm. long, irregularly denticulate at the apex, pale greenish cream; disc annular, ± flat, 2 mm. across, entire, glabrous; staminal column 1 mm. high; filaments greenish cream; anthers 0.75 mm. long, yellow; pistillode conical, 1 mm. tall, bifid at the apex.
Female
Female flowers very shortly pedicellate or subsessile; sepals narrowly triangular-lanceolate, thick, 2 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide, acutely acuminate, densely pubescent without, evenly adpressed pubescent within; petals elliptic, 0.5–0.75 mm. long, subentire, pubescent without, glabrous within; outer disc ± annular, 1.5 mm. across, inner disc divided into 2–3 triangular glabrous ± entire lobes enclosing the ovary; ovary ovoid-subglobose, 1.5–2 mm. long, 2-locular; styles 2, ± free, bifid.
Fruits
Fruits subglobose, 1-locular by abortion or occasionally 2-locular, 6–7 mm. long and wide, green at first, then becoming dull deep red, brown or blackish.
Seeds
Seed 4 mm. long, ± smooth, brown.
Habitat
Locally common in deciduous woodland and thicket, often in rocky places or on porous soils over an impervious substrate; 1200–1900 m.
Distribution
T1 T4 T5 T8

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Bridelia duvigneaudii J.Léonard appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [10807], Tanzania 24442.000

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 25: 365 (1955)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Radcliffe-Smith, A. (2000). World Checklist and Bibliography of Euphorbiaceae (and Pandaceae) 1-4: 1-1622. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 194 (1962).
  • J. Léon. in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 8(1): 39 (1962).
  • J. Léon. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 25: 365 (1955)

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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