1. Family: Sapotaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Synsepalum (A.DC.) Daniell
      1. Synsepalum subverticillatum (E.A.Bruce) T.D.Penn.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Kenya.

    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Shrub or small tree, height up to 8 m.; growth-increase by repeated subapical branching; young shoots and petioles densely pubescent with ± stiffly erect hairs.
    Petiole
    Petioles up to 8 mm. long; stipules setose, up to 1 cm. long.
    Leaves
    Leaf-lamina obovate to oblanceolate, 5–13 cm. long, 2–6 cm. wide, apex obtuse to emarginate, narrowly cuneate; upper surface glabrous, lower surface pubescent on midrib and nerves of young leaves, later becoming practically glabrous; lateral nerves 7–12 on each side, venation reticulate. Leaves ± whorled at ends of long and short shoots.
    Flowers
    Flowers sessile.
    Calyx
    Sepals closely clasping corolla-tube, ± free to base, broadly ovate, up to 3 mm. long, 2.5 mm. wide, rusty pilose outside.
    Corolla
    Corolla-tube urceolate, up to 4 mm. long; lobes spreading, ± ovate, up to 5 mm. long and 3 mm. wide.
    Stamens
    Free part of filament up to 7 mm. long; anthers narrowly obcordate.
    Staminodes
    Staminodes absent.
    Pistil
    Ovary subglobose, up to 2 mm. long, densely pilose; style long and slender, up to 1.2 cm. long, tapering to simple stigma.
    Fruits
    Fruits unknown.
    Habitat
    Shrub and lowermost tree layers in lowland rain-forest; 0–100 m.
    Distribution
    K7 not known outside this area

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    Distribution

    Synsepalum subverticillatum (E.A.Bruce) T.D.Penn. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Abdullah, M. [3344], Kenya K000430643 holotype

    First published in Gen. Sapotac.: 249 (1991)

    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.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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 2019. 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 2019. 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