1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Afzelia Sm.
      1. Afzelia peturei De Wild.

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

    [FZ]

    Leguminosae, R.K. Brummitt, A.C. Chikuni, J.M. Lock and R.M. Polhill. Flora Zambesiaca 3:2. 2007

    Habit
    Tree to 10(20) m.
    Branches
    Branchlets glabrous, brown, cracking longitudinally.
    Leaves
    Leaves paripinnate, in 4–6 pairs, glabrous; petiole 2–2.5 cm long; rachis 7–14 cm long; petiolules 2–3 mm long; leaflets somewhat shiny, 7.7–5.8 × 3–3.9 cm, ovate to elliptic, apex bluntly acuminate, base rounded to slightly cordate, glabrous, with a gland beneath near the base on the proximal side; midrib prominent beneath, impressed above; venation more prominent above than beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence axis branched, puberulous. Young inflorescences and flowers unknown.
    Fruits
    Fruit brown, c.10.5 × 5 cm, reniform, apiculate, hard, woody.
    Seeds
    Seeds shiny black, c.2 cm long, 1 cm in diameter, ellipsoidal; aril orange, bilobed, the longest lobe almost as long as the seed.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Ecology
    Africa: Zambezian forest
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zaïre

    Afzelia peturei De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Séances Inst. Roy. Colon. Belge 6: 203 (1935)

    Accepted by

    • Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). 61. Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2): 1-218. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brummitt, R.K., Chikuni, A.C., Lock, J.M. & Polhill, R.M. (2007). 61. Leguminosae Subfamily Caesalpinioideae Flora Zambesiaca 3(2): 1-218. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    International Legume Database and Information Service
    • Robyns, W. (Ed.) (1952). Flore du Congo Belge, Vol. 3. Mimosoideae, Caesalpinoideae

    Sources

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

    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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