1. Family: Anacardiaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Lannea A.Rich.
      1. Lannea gossweileri Exell & Mendonça

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

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A suffrutex with brownish glabrous or glabrescent striate ascending stems, 5–30 cm. long, arising from horizontal trailing woody rootstock.
    Leaves
    Leaves (3–)5–11-foliolate; rachis 3–18 cm. long, flattened and longitudinally grooved above, glabrous to stellate-pubescent; leaflets narrowly to broadly elliptic, 3–8 cm. long, 1.5–4 cm. broad, obtuse or rounded or with a short acumen at the apex, cuneate or somewhat rounded at the base, subcoriaceous, glabrous or with scattered persistent stellate hairs on both surfaces, light green turning reddish brown (to somewhat darker or almost black above) when dried; terminal leaflet asymmetric with petiolule 0.8–5 cm. long, the lateral ones symmetric or somewhat asymmetric at the base, sessile or with a petiolule up to 4 mm. long; midrib raised on both surfaces; lateral nerves slightly to rather raised above but less so beneath; venation not raised but sometimes visible beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1.5–3 cm. long, unbranched dense spike-like panicle, glabrous to stellate-pubescent; pedicels 1–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments ovate, ± 1 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals obovate-elliptic, 2.5–3 mm. long ± 1.5 mm. broad, yellow.
    Fruits
    Drupe ovoid-oblong, compressed, 9–12 mm. long, 6–10 mm. in diameter, red but later turning black.
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    A suffrutex with brownish glabrous striate stems, 5–30 cm. long, spreading from horizontal trailing woody roots.
    Leaves
    Leaves (3)5–11 -foliolate; petiole and rhachis 3–18 cm. long, dorsally convex, flattened and canaliculate on the upper surface, glabrous; leaflets light green turning reddish-brown on both surfaces when dried but somewhat darker (sometimes nearly black) above, 3–8 × 1·5–4 cm., narrowly to broadly elliptic, rounded or obtuse or with a short acumen at the apex, cuneate or somewhat rounded at the base, subcoriaceous, glabrous or with scattered persistent short-armed stellate hairs on both surfaces; terminal leaflet asymmetric with petiolule 1–5 cm. long, the lateral ones symmetric or somewhat asymmetric at the base, subsessile or with a petiolule up to 4 mm. long; midrib raised on both surfaces, lateral nerves slightly to rather raised above, less so beneath, venation not raised but sometimes visible beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence 1·5–3 cm. long, spike-like, dense, glabrous or with very sparse minute glands; pedicels 1–2 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments c. 1 mm. long, ovate.
    Corolla
    Petals yellow, 2·5–3 × 1·5 mm., obovate-elliptic.
    Fruits
    Drupe at first red, turning black, 9–12 × 6–9 × 5–6 mm., ovoid-oblong, compressed.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zaïre

    Lannea gossweileri Exell & Mendonça appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Milne-Redhead, E. [2760], Zambia 9840.000
    White, F. [3775], Zambia K000423437 holotype

    First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 26: 280 (1952)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • 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
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • R. & A. Fernandes in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 564 (1966).
    • van der Veken in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 62 (1960).
    • Exell & Mendonça in Consp. Fl. Angol.: 134 (1954).
    • Exell & Mendonça in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 26: 280, t. 5 (1952)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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
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