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  1. Family: Dipterocarpaceae Blume
    1. Genus: Monotes A.DC.
      1. Monotes lutambensis Verdc.

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

    [FTEA]

    Dipterocarpaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

    Habit
    Tree 12–20 m. tall; stems slender, soon glabrous, with corrugated fissured brown bark.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades oblong-elliptic, 6–8 cm. long, 3.5–5.5 cm. wide, rounded at base and apex or slightly subcordate, densely puberulous above with very short curly hairs and minutely glandular beneath with raised venation and midrib drying reddish brown, quite visible but with scattered long and short hairs, the ultimate venation reticulate with small areoles but not minute as in M. elegans nor with venation anastomosing so characteristically, the general appearance slightly glaucous due to areoles covered with very dense shiny microhairs and over the whole surface a scattered but in places quite dense covering of long tangled cottony hairs originating from the sides of the veinlets; petioles ± 1.5 cm. long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescences axillary and terminal, made up of elements ± 2 cm. long, 3 cm. wide; axes velvety pale brown tomentose and with longer hairs; pedicels 0.5–1 cm. long.
    Calyx
    Sepals ovate, 2.5 mm. long, 2.2 mm. wide, densely tomentose.
    Corolla
    Corolla white; petals 8 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, densely silky-tomentose outside, with more sparse hairs within at base.
    Anthers
    Anthers with small rhomboid connective appendages.
    Fruits
    Fruits not seen.
    Habitat
    Open woodland; 200–250 m.
    Distribution
    T8 not known elsewhere

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Other Data

    Monotes lutambensis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Dipterocarpac.: 9 (1989)

    Accepted by

    • Verdcourt, B. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dipterocarpaceae: 1-10.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Verdcourt, B. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dipterocarpaceae: 1-10.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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