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  1. Family: Rhamnaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Ventilago Gaertn.
      1. Ventilago diffusa (G.Don) Exell

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast to SW. Ethiopia and Malawi.

    [FTEA]

    Rhamnaceae, Marshall C. Johnston (University of Texas Herbarium). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1972

    Habit
    Stout liane to 35 m. or more in length; bark grey and smooth.
    Branches
    Branchlets at least when young densely pubescent with appressed brownish hairs ±0.1 mm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades narrowly ovate to ovate, 7–11 cm. long, 2.9–4.9 cm. wide, at base rounded, apex acute or broadly acuminate (with an acumen ± 1 cm. long), glabrous except for persistent appressed pubescence along the prominulent veins beneath, with about 6 or 7 pairs of secondary nerves, appressed crenulate or appressed serrulate; petioles 2–6 mm. long, appressed pubescent.
    Stipules
    Stipules subulate, ± 1 mm. long.
    Flowers
    Flowers borne in terminal and lateral nearly or quite leafless much-branched secund vaguely panicle-like inflorescences 1–2 dm. long, each node bearing on the upper side a glomerule of 3–10 flowers, the curved branches densely pubescent with appressed brownish hairs ± 0.1 mm. long; pedicels 1–2 mm. long in flower, 3–4 mm. in fruit, densely pubescent.
    Hypanthium
    Cup and backs of sepals densely pubescent with appressed brownish hairs ± 0.1 mm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals deltoid, 1–1.3 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals ± 1 mm. long, strongly reflexed, glabrous.
    Disc
    Disk densely pubescent with appressed yellowish hairs.
    Fruits
    Fruit 5–7 cm. long, the wing 8–10 mm. broad, minutely pubescent with appressed hairs.
    Habitat
    Rain-forest and riverine forest; 990–1600 m.
    Distribution
    K5 T2 U4

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Ethiopia, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Ventilago diffusa (G.Don) Exell appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2004 Cheek, M. [7319], Cameroon K000198574
    K000036274

    Bibliography

    First published in Cat. Vasc. Pl. S. Tomé: 139 (1944)

    Accepted by

    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Aké Assi, L. (2002). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. II Boissiera 58: 1-401.
    • Johnston, M.C. (1972). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Rhamnaceae: 1-40.
    • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
    • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Cat. S. Tomé 139 (1944).

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
    • Aké Assi, L. (2002). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. II Boissiera 58: 1-401.
    • 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.
    • 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

    • Evrard in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 447 (1960).
    • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 670 (1958).
    • Exell, Cat. Vasc. Pl. S. Tomé: 139 (1944).

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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