1. Family: Melastomataceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Warneckea Gilg
      1. Warneckea amaniensis Gilg

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya to E. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Melastomataceae, G. E. Wickens. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

    Habit
    Evergreen shrub or small tree up to 6 m. high; branchlets obscurely 4-angled or 4-winged when young, later becoming subterete, thickened at the nodes.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina ovate to broadly ovate, 5.5–25 cm. long, 3–16 cm. wide, acuminate, base truncate to semi-amplexicaul, 3–9-nerved from the base, subsessile or petiole up to 2.5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers usually in sessile bracteate axillary fascicles, with a tuft of bristles at the base of the flowers, rarely with a short stout peduncle up to 5 mm. long and then flowers conspicuously bracteate.
    Calyx
    Calyx-tube (immature) cupuliform, ± 1 mm. long, 1.1 mm. in d iameter; lobes broadly ovate.
    Corolla
    Petals oblong-obovate, 3–4 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, pink or red.
    Fruits
    Fruit ellipsoid, 7 mm. in diameter, red.
    Habitat
    Lowland rain-forest and riverine forest; 40–600 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K7 T3 T6

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Tanzania

    Warneckea amaniensis Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2001 Mhoro, B. [376], Tanzania K000385535
    Jan 1, 2001 Mhoro, B. [268], Tanzania K000385536
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8285], Tanzania 8610.000
    Drummond, R.B. [3931], Kenya K000385520
    Burtt, B.D. [4744], Tanzania K000385542
    Robertson, S.A. [5949], Kenya K000385517
    Robertson, S.A. [6259], Kenya K000385518
    Peter, A. [58425], Kenya K000385539
    Faden, R.B. [298], Kenya K000385527
    Thulin, M. [2948], Tanzania K000385538
    Brenan, J.P.M. [14554], Kenya K000385528
    Brenan, J.P.M. [14593], Kenya K000385529
    Brenan, J.P.M. [8285], Tanzania K000385540
    Gardner, H.M. [1409], Kenya K000385522
    Luke, Q. [2691], Kenya K000385516
    Luke [1843], Kenya K000385519
    Luke, W.R.Q. [7810], Tanzania K000385531
    Luke, W.R.Q. [6657], Tanzania K000385533
    Polhill, R.M. [4810], Kenya K000385524
    Polhill, R.M. [4798], Kenya K000385525
    Magogo, F.C. [252], Kenya K000385526
    Pocs, T. [89057], Tanzania K000385534
    Moomaw, J.C. [1276], Kenya K000385530
    Semsei, S.K. [869], Tanzania K000385537
    Gillett, J.B. [5079], Somalia Memecylon amaniense K000385543

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 34(1): 101 (1904)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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