1. Family: Anacardiaceae R.Br.
    1. Genus: Sorindeia Thouars
      1. Sorindeia madagascariensis DC.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to Mozambique, W. Indian Ocean.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    A much-branched evergreen tree (5–)8–20 m. high, glabrous.
    Leaves
    Leaves imparipinnate; petiole and rachis 10–32 cm. long, terete, striate; leaflets 7–13, usually alternate or subopposite, (2–)9–34 cm. long, (1.5–)3–13 cm. broad, membranous to chartaceous or rarely subcoriaceous, light green, the terminal one symmetric, oblong or obovate, somewhat cuneate at the base and with petiolule 1–2.3 cm. long, the median lateral ones narrowly oblong or elliptic, asymmetric at the base and with petiolules 0.5–12 mm. long, rounded or obtuse to acuminate at the apex, entire and not thickened at the undulate margin; lateral nerves arcuate near the margin, prominulous beneath; tertiary nerves prominulous beneath.
    Inflorescences
    Panicles 20–95 cm. long, usually arising from the older branches below the leafy region, inserted just above the leaf-scars, pendent, lax, ample, with divaricate branches; pedicels of ♂ 1–6 mm. long, articulated near the apex, with minute bract at the base, those of the ♀ a little thicker and shorter.
    Buds
    Flower buds 2–3 mm. long, globose.
    Calyx
    Calyx shallowly lobed, brownish red, 1–1.5 mm. long
    Corolla
    Petals oblong, 2–4.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. broad, acute, pale reddish orange to dull red outside, dull yellow inside, fleshy.
    Fruits
    Drupe ellipsoid, 1.5–2.5 cm. long, 0.7–1.3 cm. in diameter, acute, apiculate, bright yellow.
    Seeds
    Seed ellipsoid, 10–13 mm. long, 6–8 mm. in diameter.
    Figures
    Fig. 9.
    Habitat
    Riverine, coastal and upland forest, often in wet or seasonally flooded places; 1–1830 m.
    Distribution
    K4 K7 P T2 T3 T5 T6 T7 T8 Z

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania

    Sorindeia madagascariensis DC. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 1, 2002 Holst, C. [3261], Tanzania K000423247
    Oct 1, 2002 Holst, C. [3506], Tanzania K000423248 Unknown type material
    Oct 1, 2002 Holst, C. [2188], Tanzania K000423249 Unknown type material
    Milne-Redhead, E. [7263], Tanzania 22956.000
    Hughes, J. [247], Tanzania 6964.000
    Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000614832
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8491] K001125676
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8491] K001125677
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8491] K001125678
    Drummond, R.B., Tanzania Sorindeia obtusifoliolata 11413.000
    Faulkner, H. [1270], Tanzania Sorindeia obtusifoliolata 15574.000

    First published in Prodr. 2: 80 (1825)

    Accepted by

    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • R. & A. Fernandes in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 568 (1966).
    • Cufod., Enumeratio Plantarum Aethiopiae Spermatophyta (Supplement in Bull. Jard. Bot. Brux.) p. 471 (1958).
    • Meikle in Mem. N.Y. Bot. Gard. 8: 244 (1953).
    • Perrier, Fl. Madag., 114: 26 (1946).
    • Engl. in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 190 (1921).
    • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 46: 337 (1912)
    • Engl. in A. & C. DC., Monogr. Phan. 4: 300 (1883)
    • DC., Prodr. 2: 80 (1825).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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