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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to Uganda.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or tree 3–15(–22) m. high, irregularly branched; crown spreading or rounded with drooping branchlets; bark grey or brown, reticulate, flaking off in fragments up to 10 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaves clustered at the apices of the branchlets, 3–9(–13)-foliolate or rarely unifoliolate; rachis 5–22 cm. long, semicylindric, longitudinally grooved above, glabrous or with a few stellate and simple hairs; leaflets subcoriaceous, glabrous or with stiff white hairs nearly always present in the axils of the lower nerves or with minute scattered hairs especially on the nerves below or (outside Flora area) pubescent on both surfaces; terminal leaflet elliptic to broadly elliptic, ovate or reniform, 2–9 cm. long, 1.7–6 cm. broad, symmetric at the base and with a petiolule 7–25 mm. long; lateral leaflets 3–11 cm. long, 2–5.3 cm. broad, asymmetric at the base, subsessile or with petiolule 1–5 mm. long; all leaflets caudate, bluntly acuminate or even obtuse at the apex, margin entire; midrib impressed above, prominent beneath; lateral nerves 4–8 pairs; reticulation impressed beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences spike-like racemes or little branched panicles 2–20(–40) cm. long, arising with the leaves, subglabrous or thinly pubescent; flowers in scattered fascicles; pedicels 0.5–4 mm. long, with few stellate hairs.
    Calyx
    Calyx-lobes semicircular, 1–1.5 mm. long, ciliate-denticulate, glabrous or stellate-hairy.
    Corolla
    Petals oblong-ovate, concave, 3–4.5 mm. long, 1.2–2.5 mm. broad, greenish yellow to yellow.
    Fruits
    Drupe oblong-ellipsoid and compressed, 8–12 mm. long, 6–8 mm. broad on the long diameter, red or brown, edible.
    Distribution
    K1 K2 K3 K4 K5 K6 K7 P T1 T2 T3 T5 T6 T7 E. Zaire to Ethiopia and Somalia, south to South Africa (Transvaal)

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda

    Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Schweinfurth, G. [1959], Sudan K000423334

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. 1: 214 (1897)

    Accepted by

    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 348 (1952).
    • Engl., Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 182 (1921).
    • Engl., A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien II–IV, Nachtr. 1: 214 (1897)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
    © 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