1. Family: Anacardiaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Lannea A.Rich.
      1. Lannea alata (Engl.) Engl.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to N. Tanzania.

    [FTEA]

    Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

    Habit
    A much-branched or spreading shrub or tree 2–6 m. high; bark smooth, grey reddish, scaling off in papery strips; root-bark densely brown woolly; branchlets rough and with lenticels or glabrous and scaling off.
    Leaves
    Leaves 7–15-foliolate, crowded on the short floriferous lateral branchlets or alternating on the branchlets, 1.5–5 cm. long; rachis narrowly and usually interruptedly winged, sparsely stellate-pubescent or puberulent; leaflets obovate, 2–10 mm. long and broad, incise-crenate halfway towards the apex, emarginate or obtuse at the apex, lateral ones with obtuse base, the terminal one with narrowly cuneate base, sessile or subsessile, glabrous except the midrib which has scattered stellate hairs, coriaceous; midrib and the lateral nerves somewhat impressed on both surfaces.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences spike-like, l–4 cm. long, clustered on short lateral branchlets and mixed with the leaves; axis densely whitish stellate-tomentose; bract 1 mm. long; pedicel 0.5–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes ovate, ± 0.4 mm. long and broad, pubescent.
    Corolla
    Petals 1–1.3 mm. long and broad, ciliate on the margin, whitish.
    Fruits
    Drupes rounded or ovoid, 9–14 mm. long, 9–11 mm. in diameter, green with a red bloom, glabrous, fleshy and edible.
    Habitat
    In Acacia-Commiphora bushlands, rocky outcrops and hill slopes, coastal forest edges; 15–1200m.
    Distribution
    K1 K4 K7 T2 T3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

    Lannea alata (Engl.) Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Holst, C. [2419], Tanzania K000423330

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. 1: 214 (1897)

    Accepted by

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kokwaro, J.O. (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Anacardiaceae: 1-59.

    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
    • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 23 (1961).
    • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 34 (1949).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 24: 499 (1898).
    • Engl. in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien II–IV, Nachtr. 1: 214 (1897)

    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/
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    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/
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