1. Family: Apiaceae Lindl.
    1. Genus: Pseudocarum C.Norman
      1. Pseudocarum eminii (Engl.) H.Wolff

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

    [FTEA]

    Umbelliferae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Scandent herb scrambling to ± 7.5 m. or more by means of prehensile petioles and petiolules.
    Stem
    Stems slender, glabrous, weak, terete, striate, ± shrinking at the nodes when dry.
    Leaves
    Leaves glabrous, ternate to bi- or subtriternate, with slender petioles 2.5–8 cm. long, sheaths short (3–4 mm.) and broad, leaflets distinctly petiolulate; leaflets ovate to lanceolate-ovate, rounded to subcordate at the base, short- to long-acuminate, regularly serrate with the upwardly directed teeth excurrent in a setaceous mucro, the terminal leaflets largest, 2–8 × 0.6–3.5 cm.
    Inflorescences
    Umbels large, mostly 9–11 cm. in diameter, on 2–11 cm. peduncles; rays (6–)12–20, 2–6 cm. long, frequently with some more shortly and delicately stalked probably functionally ♂ flowers mixed among the partial umbels, sometimes ± entire umbels of such flowers present; involucre of ± 6 reflexed, 3–5-nerved, pale-margined, oblong, acuminate to rather blunt, finely ciliate, 4–6 mm. bracts; partial umbels 6–20-flowered; pedicels capillary, 6–18 mm.; involucel similar to the involucre but the bracteoles only 3–3.5 mm. long.
    Corolla
    Petals white or greenish- to yellowish-white, ± 1 mm.
    Fruits
    Fruit ovoid-elliptic, ± 4 mm., glabrous, one mericarp frequently abortive and the fruit thus “humped” on the fertile side, blackish brown at maturity; stylopodia conical, subequalled by the short deflexed styles.
    Figures
    Fig. 18.
    Habitat
    Usually in bamboo forest, especially where there has been disturbance, sometimes also with Dracaena and Podocarpus and various tall herbs; 1750–3030 m.
    Distribution
    K3 K4 U2

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Pseudocarum eminii (Engl.) H.Wolff appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 30, 1982 Battiscombe, E. [278], Kenya K000232687 isotype
    Scott Elliot, G.F. [7677], Uganda K000232688 isolectotype
    Battiscombe, E. [278], Kenya K000232686 holotype

    First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 9: 1114 (1927)

    Accepted by

    • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.
    • Hedberg, I., Edwards, S. & Nemomissa, S. (eds.) (2003). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 4(1): 1-352. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Townsend, C.C. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Umbelliferae: 1-127.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Van Wyk, B.-E., Tilney, P.M. & Magee, A.R. (2013). African Apiaceae: a synopsis of the Apiaceae/Umbelliferae of Sub-Saharan Africa and Madagascar: 1- 317. Briza Academic Books, Pretoria.
    • Townsend, C.C. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Umbelliferae: 1-127.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • A.D.Q. Agnew, Upland Kenya Wild Flowers p. 356 (1974).
    • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 705 (1948).
    • H. Wolff in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV. 228, heft 90: 184 (1927).

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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