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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to S. Africa.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Tree up to 15 m. tall with rounded crown and upright bole 10–30 cm. in diam.; bark on bole pale grey, shallowly and irregularly fissured, exfoliating at the base, smooth and grey-purple on the upper branches; floriferous branches ± short, very rugose, ± stellate-tomentose; leafy branchlets, young petioles, rhachis and juvenile leaflets densely grey- or pinkish-to rusty-reddish-tomentose.
    Leaves
    Leaves appearing after the flowers, 5–11-foliolate; petiole and rhachis 13–35 cm. long, semicylindric, slightly canaliculate on the upper side, glabrescent; leaflets very discolorous (dark green or ± deep reddish-brown to blackish and glabrescent above, pale fulvous-greyish-tomentose beneath), 2·5–10·5 × 1·5–5·5 cm.., opposite or sub-opposite, oblong-ovate, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, rarely broadly ovate to sub-circular, acute to obtuse or nearly rounded at the apex, the terminal one symmetric, cuneate at the base and with petiolule 1–2·5 cm. long, the lateral ones ± asymmetric at the base and subsessile or with compressed petiolules up to 3 mm. long; midrib, lateral nerves and reticulation somewhat sunk above, slightly prominent below, not so tomentose as the lamina or glabrous and darker than the latter.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences generally unbranched, spike-like, 2·5–23 cm. long, rarely with a few short basal branchlets, crowded at the apices of short densely stellate-tomentose branches; flowers with pedicels 1–3·5 mm. long, in dense bundles.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments ovate, obtuse, glabrous or with a few stellate hairs at the base.
    Corolla
    Petals creamy to bright tawny-yellow, 3–5 × 1·3–1·6 mm., oblong.
    Fruits
    Drupe reddish to purple, 9–15 × 7–10 × 4–5 mm., ovoid to subglobose, compressed.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bullock, A.A. [1115], Zambia 15902.000
    Zeyher [1243], South Africa K000423430
    Hansen, O.J. [3186], Botswana K000511001
    Hansen, O.J. [3506], Botswana K000511002
    Hansen, O.J. [3185], Botswana K000511003
    Timberlake, J. [4929], Mozambique K000545279

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. 1: 213 (1897)

    Accepted by

    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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
    • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
    • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.) (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.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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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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