1. Family: Melastomataceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Warneckea Gilg
      1. Warneckea sapinii (De Wild.) Jacq.-Fél.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa to Angola.

    [FZ]

    Melastomataceae, R. and A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    A much-branched tree up to 9 m. tall with a narrow elongated crown or a shrub.
    Stem
    Stem with corky, greyish, deeply fissured bark; branchlets 4-gonous, brownish, smooth.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 4·5–14 x 2·2–5·5(7·5) ·cm., elliptic to narrowly elliptic, rarely ovate or ovate-lanceolate, ± acuminate at the apex, the acumen blunt or acute, cuneate or acute at the base, coriaceous or subcoriaceous, discolorous, dark green and slightly shining above, lighter green and dull beneath (brown, reddish brown or green above, green or yellowish-green beneath on drying), longitudinally 3-nerved, the nerves impressed on the upper face, raised beneath, the transverse and tertiary nerves either visible or inconspicuous, reticulation inconspicuous; lateral longitudinal nerves slightly arched between the insertions with the transverse ones towards the distal 1/3; petiole 2–7 mm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Cymes up to 2·5 cm. long, many-flowered, in dense axillary clusters or, frequently, on the leafless nodes; peduncles 3–13 mm. long, compressed, blackish; pedicels 6–13 mm. long, blackish.
    Receptacle
    Receptacle c. 2 x 3 mm., hemispherical; limb 3–3·5 mm. in diameter, sub-campanulate, 4-lobed, the lobes blunt-triangular, black on drying like the receptacle.
    Corolla
    Petals c. 2 x 3 mm., obovate, obtuse, deep violet.
    Stamens
    Stamens with violet filaments c. 5–6 mm. long, and yellowish anthers c. 2 mm. long.
    Style
    Style c. 7 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 8–10 x 7–8·5 mm., subglobose, green when young, black at maturity.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Zaïre

    Warneckea sapinii (De Wild.) Jacq.-Fél. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jun 1, 2009 Wheatley, J.I. [469], Cameroon K000023205
    Apr 1, 2007 Burgt, X.M. van der [918], Cameroon K000460352
    Jan 1, 1950 Gossweiler, J. [3322], Angola K000230006 Unknown type material
    Milne-Redhead, E. [2617], Zambia Memecylon sapinii 47020.000

    First published in Adansonia, sér. 2, 18(2): 234 (1978)

    Accepted by

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

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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