1. Family: Meliaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Trichilia P.Browne
      1. Trichilia quadrivalvis C.DC.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & S. DR Congo to Angola.

    [FZ]

    Meliaceae, F. White and B. T. Styles. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Rhizomatous shrublet up to 30 cm. tall.
    Leaves
    Leaves imparipinnate, with 1–5 leaflets; petiole and rhachis up to 5 cm. long, densely puberulous; leaflets up to 10·5 × 2·8 cm., variable in shape, obovate, oblanceolate or elliptic to very narrowly elliptic, apex rounded to acute, base usually cuneate, lower surface puberulous with fine appressed hairs.
    Flowers
    Flowers dull white, in 2–5-flowered subsessile cymes in axils of leaves, or in axils of fallen leaves towards the base of the stem.
    Calyx
    Calyx 1·5–2·5 mm. long, tomentellous, lobed almost to the base, lobes imbricate, subcircular.
    Corolla
    Petals 5–7 mm. long, tomentellous outside, puberulous inside.
    Stamens
    Filaments 4–5 mm. long, united for about 1/2 their length, puberulous outside, bearded at the throat inside. Appendages scarcely 1/8 as long as the anthers; anthers 1·75 mm. long, apiculate; antherodes smaller, not producing pollen.
    Disc
    Disk completely fused to the base of the staminal tube, densely setulose.
    Pistil
    Ovary 3 (4)-locular; ovules collateral; style 4–5 mm. long, densely setulose along entire length; style-head coroniform, obscurely lobed.
    Pistillodes
    Pistillode scarcely expanded at base but with vestigial ovules.
    Fruits
    Fruit 1·8 × 1·8–2·2 cm., obovoid-globose, very shortly stipitate, with a stipe up to 3 mm. long, dull red, slightly sulcate, surface transversely wrinkled, fulvous-tomentellous, opening by 3 (4) valves.
    Seeds
    Seeds without an aril but with a fleshy orange testa.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

    Trichilia quadrivalvis C.DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [4069], Angola 3195.000

    First published in Bull. Herb. Boissier 3: 402 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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