1. Family: Anacardiaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Lannea A.Rich.
      1. Lannea katangensis Van der Veken

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & SW. Tanzania to N. Malawi.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Suffrutex or shrublet up to 1·20 m. tall; stems arising from a woody rootstock, cylindric, at first densely fulvous- to greyish-stellate-tomentose, finally glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; petioles (0·3)1–5 cm. long, subterete, narrowly canaliculate above; lamina (3·5)6–19·5 × (2·5)4·5–15 cm., ovate to broadly elliptic, rounded at the apex, margin entire or undulate, truncate to cordate at the base, subcoriaceous, at first subconcolorous (softly and densely fulvous-stellate-tomentose on both surfaces) then discolorous (dark green with ± dense dull-yellowish stellate hairs above and fulvous- to whitish-tomentose below), finally glabrous or almost so above, whitish-yellow- to greyish-tomentose below; midrib, lateral and tertiary nerves impressed above, raised but covered by the tomentum beneath as is also the reticulation.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences arising with the leaves, 1·5–7·5 cm. long, axillary, solitary, spike-like, with tomentose axis.
    Flowers
    Flowers fasciculate, nearly sessile.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments c. 1 × 0·75 mm., ovate, with stellate hairs on the outside.
    Corolla
    Petals greenish-cream, c. 2·5 mm. long, oblong-ovate, contracted at the base.
    Fruits
    Drupe green tinged with red (unripe), 9–11 × 7–8 mm., oblong, compressed.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Suffrutex or shrublet 0.6–1.2 m. high; stems arising from a woody rootstock, cylindric, densely fulvous to greyish stellate-tomentose but later glabrescent.
    Leaves
    Leaves 1-foliolate; petiole 2–5 cm. long, subterete, shallowly furrowed above, ferrugineus tomentose; lamina ovate to broadly elliptic, 6–19.5 cm. long, 3.5–15 cm. broad, rounded to almost emarginate at the apex, truncate to cordate at the base, margin entire or undulate, subcoriaceous, at first subconcolorous (softly and densely fulvous stellate-tomentose on both surfaces), then discolorous (dark green with somewhat dense dull yellow stellate hairs above and fulvous to whitish tomentose beneath), finally glabrous or almost so above and whitish yellow to greyish tomentose beneath; midrib, lateral and tertiary nerves impressed above, raised but covered by the tomentum beneath as is also the reticulation.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences unbranched spike-like panicles 1.5–7.5 cm. long, arising with the leaves, axillary and solitary, with tomentose axis; flowers fasciculate and nearly sessile.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments ovate, 0.9–1.1 mm. long, 0.8–1 mm. broad, with stellate hairs outside.
    Corolla
    Petals oblong-ovate, contracted at the base, 2.5–3 mm. long, 1–1.3 mm. broad, greenish cream.
    Fruits
    Drupe oblong-ovoid, compressed, 9–11 mm. long, 7–8 mm. in diameter, glabrous.
    Habitat
    Deciduous woodland, seasonal swamps; 900–1600 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T7

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

    Lannea katangensis Van der Veken appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 29: 239 (1959)

    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.
    • 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.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • R. & A. Fernandes in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 564, t. 122A (1966).
    • van der Veken in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 58 (1960).
    • van der Veken in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 29: 239 (1959)

    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