1. Family: Linaceae DC. ex Perleb
    1. Genus: Hugonia L.
      1. Hugonia villosa Engl.

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

    [FTEA]

    Linaceae, Doreen L. Smith. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

    Habit
    Small tree, scandent shrub or liane, 6–20 m. high.
    Twigs
    Young twigs with long spreading brown villous indumentum; older stems glabrescent, light or dark brown.
    Tendrils
    Hooks alternate.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blade elliptic to oblanceolate, 5–18 cm. long, 2–6 cm. wide, acuminate, shallowly serrate, both surfaces often pubescent when young, glabrescent, with midrib and the 15–21 pairs of lateral veins only remaining appressed-pubescent.
    Stipules
    Stipules laciniate with spreading subulate lobes, usually persistent for a time, 15–20 mm. long, with spreading brown indumentum.
    Flowers
    Flowers one to several but rarely more than three or four, in leaf-axils; pedicels 1–6 mm. long, stout; bracts large, shaped as stipules, up to 15 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals subequal, lanceolate, 8–15 mm. long, acuminate, shortly and densely pubescent externally; inner surface glabrous and striate.
    Corolla
    Petals oblong to spathulate, 15–18 mm. long, with fleshy base and claw, ciliate at tip, otherwise glabrous, golden-yellow.
    Style
    Styles 5, free, glabrous.
    Fruits
    Drupe globose or ovoid, ±1.2 cm. in diameter, orange or yellow, drying black or yellowish.
    Figures
    Fig. 2/2.
    Habitat
    Riverine forest; ± 800 m.
    Distribution
    T4

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Tanzania, Zaïre

    Hugonia villosa Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Gossweiler, J. [13842], Angola 26907.000

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 32: 105 (1902)

    Accepted by

    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Smith, D.L. (1966). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Linaceae: 1-11.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Smith, D.L. (1966). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Linaceae: 1-11.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Wilczek in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 7: 49 (1958).
    • Exell & Mendonça in Consp. Fl. Angol. 1: 244 (1937).
    • De Wild., Pl. Bequaert. 4: 288 (1927).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 32: 105(1902).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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