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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Sapotaceae, J. H. Hemsley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Habit
Tall tree with spreading crown, height up to 35 m., with long straight cylindrical or slightly fluted bole; bark grey-brown, rough and finely fissured.
Indumentum
Young shoots subglabrous, usually with pale raised lenticels.
Petiole
Petioles l–3(–4.3) cm. long, glabrous.
Leaves
Leaf-lamina elliptic to oblanceolate, rarely ± obovate, (5-)8–17(–20) cm. long, (l.6-)3–6.3 cm. wide, upper third of leaf tapering to acuminate apex (especially in crown leaves), rarely acute or ± obtuse, narrowly to broadly cuneate, thinly coriaceous, dull green above, greyish-green beneath with a sparse indumentum of minute closely appressed hairs; lateral nerves ascending, finely raised, looped near margin, intracostal veins present.
Flowers
Flowers 1–6, congested in axils of current leaves.
Pedicel
Pedicels stiffly erect or horizontal, 8–12 mm. long, puberulous.
Calyx
Calyx up to 5 mm. long, ± densely pubescent; lobes fused at base forming a cupular structure up to 2 mm. long; outer lobes ovate, up to 3 mm. wide; inner lobes slightly smaller.
Corolla
Corolla pale yellow; tube 1.5–2 mm. long; outer lobes narrowly lanceolate, up to 5.5 mm. long; median lobe elliptic, up to 5.5 mm. long.
Stamens
Filaments 2.5–3 mm. long; anthers up to 2 mm. long.
Staminodes
Staminodes narrowly oblong to ligulate, up to 2 mm. long, apex with 1–3 (usually 2) slender laciniate processes up to 2 mm. long.
Pistil
Ovary depressed globose, pubescent, 10–12-locular; style 6–8 mm. long, with a base ± swollen and pubescent.
Fruits
Fruits subglobose, up to 3 cm. in diameter, glabrous, with milky pulp.
Seeds
Seed shiny brown, ± obovoid and flattened, 1.3–1.7 cm. long, 7–8.5 mm. wide; hilum lateral, oblique and extending to base.
Habitat
Upland rain-forest, riverine and fringing forest; 1500–2300 m.
Distribution
K2 K3 K4 K5 U1 U2 U3

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Manilkara butugi Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Atti Reale Accad. Italia, Mem. Cl. Sci. Fis. 11: 46 (1940)

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.
  • 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.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Pennington, D. (2001 publ. 2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae: 1-364. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 525 (1961).
  • Chiov. in Atti R. Accad. Ital. 11: 46 (1940).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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