1. Family: Primulaceae Batsch ex Borkh.
    1. Genus: Maesa Forssk.
      1. Maesa welwitschii Gilg

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

    [FTEA]

    Myrsinaceae, P. Halliday. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1984

    Habit
    Small tree, shrub or climbing shrub, 1.2-1.8(-6) m. tall; bark papery, peeling, hairy.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blade ovate to obovate, 6-12.5 cm. long, 3.1-7 cm. wide, acute to shortly acuminate or occasionally mucronate, cuneate or rarely±rounded at base, shallowly±regularly toothed in upper 1/2-2/3, membranous (to chartaceous in the fruiting state), hairy above and beneath when young, mature leaves with indumentum usually confined to nerves and margins above and beneath; main nerves distinct, (5-)7-9 on either side of midrib, each vein running into a marginal tooth and ending in a mucro; petiole±1/4 the length of the leaf-blade, 1.5-2.9 cm. long, densely pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a narrow little-branched, straggling many-flowered axillary panicle up to 1/2 the length of the subtending leaf, minutely pubescent.
    Flowers
    Flower hermaphrodite, with or without red gland-dots or streaks, 5-6-merous; pedicels 1-3.5 mm. long, pubescent with 2 paired narrowly lanceolate pubescent bracteoles.
    Calyx
    Calyx campanulate; tube almost obsolete; lobes ovate,±1 mm. long, with minutely ciliate margins.
    Corolla
    Corolla white or creamy yellow, 2-3 mm. long; lobes ovate, united at base, glabrous.
    Stamens
    Stamens adnate to corolla a short way below anther; anthers ovate, emarginate, less than 1 mm. long.
    Pistil
    Ovary inferior; placenta ovoid, usually markedly apiculate; ovules few to many, embedded in 1 row around basal part of placenta; style usually slightly curved; stigma cushion-shaped, occasionally lobed.
    Fruits
    Fruit a globose berry, yellow-brown, crowned by persistent calyx and style, 7 mm. in diameter, sparsely hairy.
    Seeds
    Seeds resembling those of M. lanceolata in surface texture.
    Figures
    Fig. 1/1-8.
    Habitat
    Forest and edges of colonising woodland; 1050-1200 m.
    Distribution
    T1 U2 U3 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Maesa welwitschii Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1901 Welwitsch [4794], Angola K000225921 isotype
    Welwitsch [4792], Angola K000225920 isotype
    Welwitsch [4793], Angola K000225922
    Zenker [488], Cameroon K000225928
    Schweinfurth, G. [3690], Sudan Maesa schweinfurthii K000225925 Unknown type material

    First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 1: 72 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Halliday, P. (1984). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Myrsinaceae: 1-21.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1985). Flora du Rwanda 3: 1-729. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.
    • Halliday, P. (1984). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Myrsinaceae: 1-21.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Mez in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 236: 24 (1902).
    • Hiern, Cat. Afr. Pl. Welw. 1(3): 637 (1898).
    • Gilg in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 1: 72 (1895).

    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 2018. 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 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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