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

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Habit
Small much-branched evergreen tree or shrub, up to 10 m high; milky latex not abundant, but occasionally present in young parts; bark grey with small longitudinal fissures; terminal branches not swollen or spur-like; terminal buds, young shoots and very young leaves with dense ferruginous pubescence, older leaves and branchlets glabrous
Leaves
Leaves near the end of branches, but not forming close rosettes; petiole 3–10(–12) mm long, glabrous or puberulous; blade leathery, narrowly to broadly obovate or rarely narrowly elliptic, 2.5–6.6(–9.5) x 1.5–2.6(–3.2) cm, upper surface dark shiny green, lower surface paler green, sometimes with slight ferruginous pubescence near base; nervation inconspicuous
Inflorescences
Flowers 1–3(–6) in each leaf-axil; pedicels 4–7 mm long, ferruginous pubescent
Calyx
Calyx-lobes connate near base, valvate; outer lobes lanceolate to ovate, 2.5–5 x 1.5–2 mm, ferruginous pubescent outside; inner lobes narrowly elliptic, 3–4 x 1–1.5 mm, puberulous outside
Corolla
Tube up to 1 mm long; corolla-lobes pale green, 3-fid; 2 outer segments lanceolate, 2.5–4 mm long; median segment variable in shape, linear or ligulate to narrowly elliptic, or rarely very small and subulate or absent, up to 4 mm long
Filaments
Filaments 1.5–3 mm long; anthers c. 1 mm long
Staminodes
Staminodes irregular in shape, triangular to oblong, very small, serrulate, denticulate or more or less laciniate
Ovary
Ovary globose, c. 1.5 mm long, densely ferruginous pilose; style up to 3 mm long
Fruits
Fruit greenish, ellipsoid to obovoid, up to 1 x 0.7 cm, subglabrous, l-seeded
Seeds
Seed obliquely ovoid, compressed, up to 8 x 5 mm; scar lateral, extending to base.
Distribution
S1, 3
Ecology
Altitude range 30–600 m.

[FTEA]

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

Habit
Small much-branched evergreen tree or shrub, height up to 10 m.; bark grey with small longitudinal fissures.
Buds
Terminal buds, young shoots and very young leaves with dense ferrugineous pubescence, older leaves and branchlets glabrous.
Petiole
Petioles 3–10(–12) mm. long, glabrous or puberulous.
Leaves
Leaf-lamina coriaceous, narrowly to broadly obovate or rarely narrowly elliptic, up to 6.5 (rarely –9.5) cm. long and 2.6 (rarely –3.2) cm. wide; upper surface dark shiny green, lower surface paler green, sometimes with slight ferrugineous pubescence near base; nervation inconspicuous.
Flowers
Flowers 2–6.
Pedicel
Pedicels 4–7 mm. long, ferrugineously pubescent.
Calyx
Calyx-lobes connate near base; outer lobes ± ovate, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, ferrugineously pubescent externally; inner lobes narrowly elliptic, 3–4 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. wide, puberulous externally.
Corolla
Corolla-tube up to 1 mm. long; lobes pale green, ± trifid; two outer segments ± lanceolate, 2.5–4 mm. long; median segment variable in shape, ± ligulate to narrowly elliptic, or rarely very small and subulate or absent, up to 4 mm. long.
Stamens
Filaments 1.5–3 mm. long; anthers ± 1 mm. long.
Staminodes
Staminodes irregular in shape, ± triangular to oblong, very small, serrulate, denticulate or ± laciniate, usually with ± terminal acumen.
Pistil
Ovary globose, ± 1 mm. long, densely ferrugineous pilose; style up to 3 mm. long.
Fruits
Fruit greenish, ellipsoid to obovoid, up to 1 cm. long, 7 mm. in diameter, subglabrous, 1-seeded.
Seeds
Seed obliquely ovoid, compressed, up to 8 mm. long, 5 mm. in diameter; scar lateral, extending to base.
Habitat
Lowland dry evergreen forest, coastal woodlands, evergreen bushlands and thickets, also in dry scrub; 0–600(?–1300) m.
Distribution
K1 K4 K7 P T3 T6 Z not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Manilkara sulcata (Engl.) Dubard appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2006 Stuhlmann, F.L. [176], Tanzania K000883672 Unknown type material
Jan 1, 2006 Boivin, L.H. [s.n.], Tanzania K000883674
Jan 1, 2006 Holst, C.H.E.W. [3551a], Tanzania K000883673 isosyntype

First published in Ann. Mus. Colon. Marseille, sér. 3, 3: 26 (1915)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by I. Friis [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 527 (1961).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 564 (1949).
  • Dubard in Ann. Mus. Col. Marseille, sér. 3, 3: 26 (1915).

Flora of Somalia
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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