1. Family: Melastomataceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Warneckea Gilg
      1. Warneckea sousae (A.Fern. & R.Fern.) A.E.van Wyk

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Mozambique.

    [FZ]

    Melastomataceae, R. and A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 4. 1978

    Habit
    Shrub c. 3 m. high.
    Branches
    Young branches acutely 4-gonous, yellowish-brown or grey, the old ones subcylindric, covered with greyish striate bark; nodes much thickened; internodes 0·8–5·5 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina elliptic to broadly elliptic (3·5–9 x 2–4·5 cm.) or ovate (3–9 x 1·5–5 cm.) to almost circular (5–7 x 4·5–6·5 cm.), chartaceous or coriaceous, rounded or usually shortly acuminate at the apex, the acumen wide and obtuse, rounded to ± cuneate at the base, brownish-green on the superior surface, green beneath, longitudinally 3(5)-nerved; midrib usually impressed above, prominent beneath; lateral nerves thinner than the midrib, arched between the insertion with the transverse ones along the distal 1/3; marginal nerves (when present) thin, arched between the transverse nerves from the base to the apex or only along the distal 1/2; transverse nerves slender, oblique; reticulation conspicuous, somewhat open; petiole 2–5 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers in leaf-axils or at the nodes of leafless branches, arranged in dense sessile fascicles; bracts small, scarious; pedicels c. 4 mm. long, articulate below the flower.
    Fruits
    Young fruit globose, crowned with the c. 0·75 mm. long receptacle-lobes, becoming obovoid (9 x 7 mm.) and black at maturity.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mozambique

    Warneckea sousae (A.Fern. & R.Fern.) A.E.van Wyk appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Luke, Q. [13796], Mozambique K000787404
    May 1, 1969 Gomes, A. [4.380], Mozambique Memecylon sousae K000233261 isotype

    First published in 19 (2002) (2002)

    Accepted by

    • Roskov Y. & al. (eds.) (2018). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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