1. Family: Anacardiaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Lannea A.Rich.
      1. Lannea malifolia (Chiov.) Sacleux

        This species is accepted, and its native range is E. & SE. Ethiopia to NE. Kenya, S. Arabian Peninsula.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Tree 5–10 m. high, branching from as low as 1 m.; bark dark grey.
    Leaves
    Leaves clustered at the apices of the branchlets, 1–7-foliolate; petiole 1–4 cm. long in unifoliolate leaves, rachis 5–8 cm. long in compound leaves, subcylindric, pubescent with stellate hairs; lamina obovate-elliptic or subrotundate, usually larger in unifoliolate leaves, 1.5–8.2 cm. long, 1–5.5 cm. broad, rounded and sometimes emarginate at the apex, cordate or obtuse and sometimes unequal-sided at the base, margin entire, papyraceous, discolorous, pubescent with stellate hairs but later glabrescent; midrib and lateral nerves prominent beneath; reticulation conspicuous beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences of pseudora-cemes or spike-like racemes crowded at the end of short corky branchlets, 2.5–5.5 cm. long, stellate-tomentose; bracts somewhat triangular, 0.5 mm. long and broad, pubescent; flowers crowded along the peduncle; pedicels 0.5–2 mm. long, pubescent.
    Calyx
    Calyx-segments ovate to subcircular, ± 1 mm. long, glabrous.
    Corolla
    Petals obovate to oblanceolate, 2–2.5 mm. long, 1–1.2 mm. broad.
    Fruits
    Drupe obliquely ovoid, 7–8 mm. long, 5–8 mm. in diameter.
    Habitat
    Not recorded in Kenya, but probably Acacia-Commiphora bushland; ± 250 m.
    Distribution
    K1

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Somalia

    Lannea malifolia (Chiov.) Sacleux appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., sér. 2, 6: 453 (1934)

    Accepted by

    • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Ghazanfar, S.A. (1992). An Annotated Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Oman and their Vernacular names Scripta Botanica Belgica 2: 1-153.
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Kokwaro, J.O. (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Anacardiaceae: 1-59.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Mosti, S., Raffaelli, M. & Tardelli, M. (2012). Contributions to the flora of central-southern Dhofar (Sultanate of Oman) Webbia; Raccolta de Scritti Botanici 67: 65-91.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 468 (1958).
    • Sacleux in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, sér. 2, 6: 453 (1934).

    Sources

    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