Genus:
Euclea L.

Euclea undulata Thunb.

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

[FZ]

Ebenaceae, F. White. Flora Zambesiaca 7:1. 1983

Morphology General Habit
Evergreen shrub or small tree up to 6 m. tall.
Morphology General Shoots
Young shoots glabrous except for rusty peltate scales.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually opposite or subopposite; petiole up to 0·3 cm. long; lamina up to 4 cm. long and 1·5 cm. broad, mostly obovate, oblanceolate or oblanceolate–elliptic, apex obtuse to broadly rounded, base cuneate, but not concave, margin often strongly undulate; lower surface glabrous except for peltate scales; lateral nerves and veins almost invisible.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence solitary in leaf–axils, unbranched, c. 1 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx patelliform, denticulate, glabrous except for peltate scales.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla deeply lobed, widely open at the throat, each lobe with 0–20 (28) strigulose hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens c. 16, glabrous or strigulose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistillodes
Pistillode with 2 simple stylodes.
sex Male
Pistillode with 2 simple stylodes. Stamens c. 16, glabrous or strigulose. Calyx patelliform, denticulate, glabrous except for peltate scales. Corolla deeply lobed, widely open at the throat, each lobe with 0–20 (28) strigulose hairs. Male flowers c. 0·3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers without staminodes. Male flowers c. 0·3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary covered with whitish scales, otherwise glabrous.
sex Female
Ovary covered with whitish scales, otherwise glabrous. Female flowers without staminodes.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit c. 0·7 cm. diameter.
Cytology
Chromosome number: 2n = 30.

Native to:

Botswana, Cape Provinces, Caprivi Strip, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zimbabwe

Euclea undulata Thunb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 1970 Yalala, A.M. [162], Botswana K000511141 No
Jan 1, 1970 Leach, L.C. [129], Botswana K000511140 No
Jan 1, 1970 Leach, L.C. [103], Botswana K000511138 No
Jan 1, 1970 Drummond, R.B. [5303], Botswana K000511145 No
Jan 1, 1970 Leach, L.C. [242], Botswana K000511144 No
Jan 1, 1970 Beer, J.S. de [679], Botswana K000511139 No
Burchell [2162], South Africa K000350623 Yes
Burchell [2573], South Africa K000350624 Yes
Hansen, O.J. [3104], Botswana K000511143 No
Mott, P.J. [154], Botswana K000511142 No

First published in Nov. Gen. Pl.: 86 (1784)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide. Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Retief, E. & Meyer, N.L. (2017). Plants of the Free State inventory and identification guide. Strelitzia 38: 1-1236. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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