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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to SW. Ethiopia and Angola.

[FWTA]

Anacardiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Habit
A forest tree, to 100 ft. high, with cylindrical bole, up to 8 ft. in girth, and small buttresses
Bark
Bark grey, pitted slash thick, deep crimson-pink with whitish streaks
Flowers
Flowers yellowish-green
Fruits
Ripe fruits black.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
A forest tree up to 30 m. high; bole unbuttressed, straight and cylindrical, free from branches for 8–15 m. at maturity; bark grey, scaling.
Leaves
Leaves clustered at the ends of the branchlets, (3–)5–7(–13)-foliolate; rachis 10–25 cm. long, semicylindric, longitudinally grooved above, glabrous or with a few stellate hairs; petiolules 1–5 mm. long on lateral leaflets, 2–5 cm. long on the terminal one; leaflets oblong-ovate, ovate-lanceolate or ovate, 10–15(–20) cm. long, 5–7(–10) cm. broad, long-acuminate at the apex, cuneate or obtuse and asymmetric at the base, papyraceous, glabrous or with minute scattered hairs especially on the nerves beneath, discolorous, margin entire or somewhat sinuate or undulate; midrib and lateral nerves raised beneath.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence of subterminal axillary panicles up to 20 cm. long, pyramidal and up to 8 cm. wide, yellowish tomentose; bracts ovate, 3–8 mm. long; pedicels 2–4 mm. long.
Calyx
Calyx-lobes 0.6–0.8 mm. long, ciliate-denticulate, glabrous or stellate hairy.
Corolla
Petals oblong-elliptic, 2.5–3 mm. long, 1.4–1.7 mm. broad, yellow.
Fruits
Drupe ellipsoid or suborbicular and compressed, 6–8 mm. long, 4–6 mm. in diameter.

Native to:

Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Uganda, Zaïre

Lannea welwitschii (Hiern) Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1986 Thomas, D.W. [3273], Cameroon K000093129
Sep 16, 1955 Chevalier, A. [16264], Ivory Coast K000423347
Sep 16, 1955 Chevalier, A. [16264], Ivory Coast K000423348
Jan 1, 1952 Welwitsch [4543], Angola K000423431
Maitland, T.D. [532], Cameroon K000093130
Maitland, T.D. [532], Cameroon K000093131
Chevalier, A. [16319], Ivory Coast Lannea acidissima K000423349
Zenker, G.A. [2511], Cameroon Lannea zenkeri K000423346 isotype

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 24: 498 (1898)

Accepted by

  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2017). Flore du Gabon 50: 1-77. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Velayos, M., Barberá, P., Cabezas, F.J., de la Estrella, M., Fero, M. & Aedo, C. (2014). Checklist of the vascular plants of Annobón (Equatorial Guinea) Phytotaxa 171: 1-78.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • 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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 170, t. 191.
  • Bot. Jahrb. 24: 498(1898)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • 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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 1: 1-114. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Hamilton, Ug. For. Trees: 209 (1981).
  • van der Veken in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 50 (1960).
  • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2: 732 (1958).
  • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 11 (1952).
  • De Wild. in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de l'État a Bruxelles 5: 312 (1919).
  • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 36: 219 (1905).
  • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 24: 298 (1898)

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