1. Family: Meliaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Melia L.
      1. Melia volkensii Gürke

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Ethiopia to NE. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Meliaceae, Styles & F. White (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

    Habit
    Tree up to 15(–20) m. tall; crown often with a browse-line produced by giraffe; bark with pronounced vertical fissures.
    Leaves
    Leaves up to 35 cm. long, less divided than in M. azedarach; leaflets nearly always entire (rarely a few leaflets have a single basal lobe or a few shallow teeth).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence congested, up to 12 cm. long, axillary and on older branchlets.
    Fruits
    Drupe 3–4 cm. long; endocarp very thick and bony, terete, with a star-like, 5-lobed apical depression and a rose-like, 5-lobed basal depression; fertile locules 2.
    Figures
    Fig. 5.
    Habitat
    An emergent in Acacia, Commiphora deciduous bushland; sometimes fringing seasonal watercourses and on rock outcrops; 350–1675 m.
    Distribution
    K1 K4 K6 K7 T3

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Melia volkensii Gürke appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Greenway, P.J. [8584], Tanzania 15463.000
    Hughes, J. [239], Tanzania 16519.000

    First published in H.G.A.Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 231 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Styles, B.T. & White, F. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Meliaceae: 1-67.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Styles & F. White in Fl. Eth. 3: 485, fig. 124.4 (1990).
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 269 (1961).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 317 (1949).
    • Gürke in Die Pflanzenwelt Ost-Afrikas und der Nachbargebiete, Theile C: 231 (1895).

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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