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

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    ? Tree.
    Leaves
    Rhachis of leaf (together with petiole) 2–7 cm. long; leaflets alternate, 6–12, oblong to obovate-suborbicular, 0.8–3 cm. long, 7–20 mm. wide, rounded or obtuse and emarginate at apex, glabrous and (at least in var. pauloi) with fine prominent reticulate venation on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of simple axillary racemes, or with 1–2 branches; axis 1–4.5 cm. long, densely brownish-velvety-pubescent as are the pedicels.
    Calyx
    Sepals ± 1 cm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals ± 2 cm. long, with an oblanceolate or oblong-oblanceolate lamina.
    Ovary
    Ovary and stipe tomentose.
    Fruits
    Fruit unknown.
    [ILDIS]

    International Legume Database and Information Service

    Conservation
    Insufficiently known
    Habit
    Perennial, Not climbing, Shrub/Tree

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Tessmannia martiniana Harms appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 53: 463 (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: 463 (1915).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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