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  1. Family: Dipterocarpaceae Blume
    1. Genus: Marquesia Gilg
      1. Marquesia macroura Gilg

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tanzania to Angola.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 20 m. high; branchlets puberulous becoming glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 6–9 × 2·5–4·5 cm., ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base; upper surface finely reticulate, shining, laxly puberulous with minute very short straight isolated hairs; lower surface whitish with very short dense straight simple hairs on the nerves and reticulation hiding the glabrous interreticular areoles; midrib slightly depressed above and prominent beneath; lateral nerves in 8–10 pairs, anastomosing long before reaching the margin of the leaf; reticulation not very prominent but very conspicuous; petiole over 1 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences 2–9 cm. long, axillary, distinctly pedunculate, multiflorous, greyish-tomentose with long simple hairs, massing towards the end of the branches in large terminal white panicles; pedicels 2–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals 2 mm. long, densely greyish-cottony-tomentose.
    Corolla
    Petals 8 mm. long, minutely and very laxly puberulous.
    Fruits
    Fruit 0·5 cm. in diam., ovoid-conical, shortly and laxly sericeous; wings 2–3·5 × 0·3–0·5 cm., greenish-yellow, narrowly oblong or subspathulate, with sparse simple very short hairs outside and inside.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 12–25 m. tall with rounded crown; bole often wavy and usually fluted, buttressed at the base; bark slightly rough, with fairly long fissures, thin, with tendency to scale in longitudinal pieces; slash–inner bark, thin dark red line then reddish brown becoming rich brown and fading to creamy brown, slightly fibrous; sapwood creamy white; branchlets pubescent, soon ± glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades oblong-elliptic to ± ovate, 4–10 cm. long, 1.5–5 cm. wide, rounded to distinctly acuminate at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base, glabrous or puberulous and finely reticulate above, finely whitish tomentose beneath with very short dense straight simple hairs on nerves and reticulation hiding the glabrous areoles, nerves and main veins often less pubescent; petiole 5–10 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences subumbellate cymes 2–9 cm. long, axillary, pedunculate, many-flowered, sweetly scented, the rhachis velvety pubescent; pedicels 2–3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals ovate, 1–2 mm. long, densely brown or grey velvety pubescent.
    Corolla
    Petals white, 6.5–8 mm. long, 2.5–2.8 mm. wide, minutely puberulous or ± glabrous.
    Fruits
    Fruit ovoid, 5–8 mm. long, 5–6 mm. wide, ± net-veined, densely pubescent; wings narrowly oblong, 2–3.5 cm. long, 3–6 mm. wide, venose with sparse short hairs or glabrescent.
    Figures
    Fig. 1.
    Habitat
    Rocky ground, probably in Brachystegia woodland; probably ± 1500 m.
    Distribution
    T4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Tanzania, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Marquesia macroura Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Apr 23, 1932 K000240337
    Sapin, G. [D.30] Monotes sapinii K000240371

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 40: 485 (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.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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

    • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Abreu, J.A. & Figueira, R. (2013). Revision of the family Dipterocarpaceae in Angola Blumea 57: 263-274.
    • 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. 258, fig. 45A–C (1962).
    • Duvign. in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 408, t. 80 (1961).
    • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 9: 35 (1954).
    • Exell & Mendonça, Consp. Fl. Angol. 1 (Adenda e Corrigenda): 372 (1951).
    • H. Bancr. in Consp. Fl. Angol. 1: 142 (1937).
    • R.E. Fries in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 51: 351 (1914).
    • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 40: 485 (1908).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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 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
    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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