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  1. Family: Malvaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Glyphaea Hook.f.
      1. Glyphaea tomentosa Mast.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tropical Africa.

    [FZ]

    Tiliaceae, H. Wild. Flora Zambesiaca 2:1. 1963

    Habit
    Small tree up to 4 m. tall; young shoots shortly stellately tomentellous.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina 4–9 × 2–4 cm., oblong to obovate-oblong, acuminate or acute at the apex, with margin irregularly crenate-dentate, slightly cordate or rounded at the base, strongly 3-nerved and sometimes asymmetrical at the base, stellate-pubescent on both surfaces and with tufts of hairs in the axils of the nerves; petiole tomentellous, widening just below the leaf-blade; stipules c. 2 mm. long, very caducous, tomentellous, subulate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence of leaf-opposed 1–3-flowered cymes towards the ends of the branches; peduncles up to 1 cm. long, tomentellous; pedicels similar, up to 1·7 cm. long, thickening considerably in fruit up to a diameter of c. 4 mm.; bracts c. 2 mm. long, subulate, tomentellous.
    Calyx
    Sepals up to 2·2 × 0·4 cm., narrowly oblong, rather blunt at the apex, tomentellous outside, glabrous and yellow inside, with margin slightly thickened.
    Corolla
    Petals golden-yellow, slightly shorter than the sepals, narrowly oblong, glabrous, blunt or 2-dentate at the apex.
    Stamens
    Stamens very numerous, about half the length of the sepals; anthers linear with two narrow parallel thecae, dehiscing by terminal pores, with the connective prolonged at the apex by a very short crest and with a pair of very short blunt horns prolonging the bases of the thecae.
    Pistil
    Ovary subsessile, villous, subcylindric, sulcate, with many ovules in each loculus; style glabrous, rather flattened, blunt at the apex; stigmatic surface not wider than the style, c. 5 mm. long.
    Fruits
    Fruit 4–7·5 × 2–3 cm., hard and woody, oblong-cylindric, blunt or very abruptly apiculate at the apex, abruptly truncate at the base, with 8–10 paired deeply incised ridges running longitudinally down the outside, smoothly stellate-tomentellous.
    Seeds
    Seeds numerous, c. 4 × 3 mm., discoid, brown, with a rather roughened testa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Malawi, Mozambique

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Glyphaea tomentosa Mast. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Oct 26, 1998 Gomes, A.F. [4285], Mozambique K000286461
    Oct 26, 1998 Gomes, A.F. [4285], Mozambique K000286463
    Jan 1, 1957 Gomes, A.F. [4313], Mozambique K000286462
    Jan 1, 1956 Kirk [s.n.], Mozambique K000425921
    Chapman, J.D. [8425], Malawi K000286458
    Muller, T. [1581], Malawi K000286457
    Wild, H. [5231], Mozambique K000286468
    Meller [s.n.] K000425918 syntype
    Meller [s.n.] K000425919
    Torre, A.R. [9382], Mozambique K000286459
    Torre, A.R. [3674], Mozambique K000286465
    Torre, A.R. [16728], Mozambique K000286466
    Torre, A.R. [6325], Mozambique K000286467
    Mendonca, F.A. [1198], Mozambique K000286460
    Waller, H. [s.n.] K000425920 syntype
    Gomes, A.F. [4420], Mozambique K000286464

    Bibliography

    First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 267 (1868)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.
    • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1963). Flora Zambesiaca 2(1): 1-351. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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 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/
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