1. Family: Anacardiaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Lannea A.Rich.
      1. Lannea asymmetrica R.E.Fr.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tanzania to N. Zambia.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A shrub or small tree up to 9 m. high; bole slender, with purplish-grey rough bark; crown lax and round, with greyish glabrous grooved branches.
    Leaves
    Leaves appearing after the flowers and the fruits, alternate or crowded at the end of the twigs, 5–7-foliolate; rachis 8–22 cm. long, subterete and longitudinally grooved above, glabrous; leaflets lanceolate, 4–12 cm. long, 1.2–4 cm. broad (but may be much larger in very mature leaves), attenuate or cuspidate at the apex into a narrow acumen up to 1 cm. long, the terminal one symmetric and cuneate at the base and with a petiolule 1–2.5 cm. long, the lateral ones with asymmetric base with the proximal part decurrent into a petiolule 2–10 mm. long, translucent when dried, membranous, glabrous on both surfaces except for the dense tufts of white short somewhat crisped simple hairs in the axils of the lateral nerves beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of unbranched spike-like panicles 4.5–13 cm. long, arising before the leaves or carried below them, crowded at the apices of the branchlets, glabrous; flowers in dense fascicles, subsessile or with pedicels up to 3 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments ovate, 1.2–1.5 mm. long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Petals obovate-oblong, 2.5–4 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. broad, yellow.
    Fruits
    Drupe oblong-ellipsoid, compressed, 9–11 mm. long, 6–7 mm. in diameter, glabrous.
    Habitat
    Brachystegia woodland, along lake shore and in hills; 780–1020 m.
    Distribution
    T4
    [FZ]

    Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes and A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

    Habit
    A small tree 5 m. tall or shrub, with greyish glabrous grooved branches.
    Leaves
    Mature leaves not seen. Leaves 5–7-foliolate; petiole and rhachis up to at least 22 cm. long, subterete, canaliculate above, glabrous; young leaflets dark green to reddish-brown, up to 12 × 4 cm., lanceolate, attenuate or contracted at the apex into a very narrow acumen up to 1 cm. long, translucent when dried, membranous, glabrous on both surfaces (except for dense tufts of white short somewhat crisped simple hairs in the axils of the lateral nerves beneath), the terminal one symmetric, cuneate and with petiolule up to 1·5–2·5 cm. long, the lateral ones very unequal, with the proximal part decurrent into a petiolule up to 1 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences spike-like, arising before the leaves, crowded at the apices of the branchlets; flowers not seen.
    Infructescences
    Fructiferous-axis up to 6 cm. long with sparse stellate hairs, thick; fructiferous pedicels c. 2 mm. long, thick.
    Fruits
    Drupe blackish, 10–11 × 6–7 mm. oblong-ellipsoid, compressed.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Lannea asymmetrica R.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Wiss. Erg. Schwed. Rhodesia-Kongo-Exp. 1911-1912, 1: 126 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Kokwaro, J.O. (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Anacardiaceae: 1-59.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kokwaro, J.O. (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Anacardiaceae: 1-59.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • R. & A. Fernandes in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 563 (1966).
    • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 209 (1962).
    • van der Veken in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 52 (1960).
    • A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 184 (1921).
    • R.E. Fr. in Wiss. Ergebn. Schwed. Rhod.-Kongo-Exped. 1: 126 (1914), as ‘ assymetrica ’.

    Sources

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

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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