1. Family: Fabaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Tessmannia Harms
      1. Tessmannia densiflora Harms

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
    [FTEA]

    Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

    Habit
    Tree 20–25 m. high, with an open crown; branchlets shortly hairy, later glabrescent (as are the petioles and leaf-rhachides).
    Leaves
    Rhachis of leaf (together with petiole) 3–6 cm. long; leaflets alternate to subopposite or opposite, 16–26, oblong, lanceolate, ovate-oblong or ovate-lanceolate, 1–1.5 cm. long, 4–6 mm. wide, obtuse and often slightly emarginate at apex, glabrous and reticulate on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of axillary, dense-flowered racemes; axis 3–4 cm. long, densely velvety-hairy; pedicels (together with receptacle) up to 7 mm. long in young fruit; flowers red.
    Calyx
    Sepals ±1.2 cm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals ± 2 cm. long.
    Ovary
    Ovary glabrous; stipe villous.
    Fruits
    Pods (not quite mature) elliptic-suborbicular or obliquely and broadly obovate, 3.3–4.5 cm. long, 2.5–2.8 cm. wide.
    Habitat
    Uncertain, said to be on sandy ground at 200–300 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere T6

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Tessmannia densiflora Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 462 (1915)

    Accepted by

    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Lock, J.M. (1989). Legumes of Africa a check-list: 1-619. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • J. Léon. in Publ. I.N.E.A.C., Sér. Scient. 45: 36–40 (1950).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 107 (1949).
    • Bak. f., Leguminosae of Tropical Africa: 707 (1930).
    • Harms in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 53: 462 (1915).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    International Legume Database and Information Service
    International Legume Database and Information Service (ILDIS) V10.39 Nov 2011
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    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