1. Family: Lauraceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Beilschmiedia Nees
      1. Beilschmiedia gilbertii Robyns & R.Wilczek

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo.

    [FZ]

    Lauraceae, B.L. Stannard. Flora Zambesiaca 9:2. 1997

    Habit
    A shrub or small tree up to 6 m high; bark green to greyish, smooth; young branches greyish or dark reddish, striate, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves papyraceous to thinly coriaceous, glabrous, drying greenish above, pale brown beneath; petiole 0.6–1.3 cm long, canaliculate above, rough; lamina (6)13–24 x (2.3)4–8 cm, oblong-lanceolate to obovate-oblong, acute to shortly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base; slightly revolute and undulate on the margins; midrib and nerves impressed above, prominent below, venation finely reticulate; lateral nerves in 6–9 pairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle of cymes in the axils of subterminal leaves; panicles 4–15 cm long, lax, many-flowered, whitish puberulous; peduncles 0.5–2 cm long.
    Flowers
    Flowers pinkish to reddish, 2–3 mm long and 2–3 mm in diameter at anthesis, appressed-puberulous; pedicels 1–4 mm long; receptacle c. 1 mm long, cylindrical to ± campanulate, puberulous outside, glabrous inside; tepals c. 1 mm long, broadly ovate, obtuse or rounded at the apex, puberulous, strongly ciliate.
    Stamens
    Stamens 6(8), pubescent, arranged in 2 whorls; filaments c. 0.6 x 0.6 mm, pubescent; anthers 0.2 mm long dehiscing extrorsely.
    Staminodes
    Staminodes 6 in 2 whorls, (whorls 3 and 4); those in the third whorl c. 1 mm long, cylindrical, sometimes 1 or 2 are fertile with anthers dehiscing laterally and with 2 globose glands at the base; those in the fourth whorl 0.5–0.8 mm long and 0.3–0.6 mm wide at the base, ± triangular to cordiform, puberulous outside, glabrescent inside.
    Pistil
    Ovary 0.8–1.0 mm long, globose, puberulous towards the apex, style 0.5–1.0 mm long.
    Fruits
    Drupe brownish-purple, 3.5–6.0 x 2.0–2.5 cm, ellipsoid or fusiform and curved, mucronate at the apex.
    Ovary
    Mature ovary not enveloped by receptacle.
    Seeds
    Seed ± cylindrical.

    Distribution

    Beilschmiedia gilbertii Robyns & R.Wilczek appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 19: 504 (1949)

    Accepted by

    • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
    • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0