Elaeodendron transvaalense (Burtt Davy) R.H.Archer

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

[FZ]

Celastraceae, N. K. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or tree (1·)2·5–13·5 m. high; branches angular or striate and grey-green when young, becoming vinous-red with whitish lenticels and eventually grey and terete.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves on young shoots with lamina up to 12·5 cm. long, linear to narrowly oblong-elliptic, with margin irregularly spreading-spinulose-dentate or -denticulate and reticulate venation prominent on both sides; leaves on mature shoots and short shoots apple-green or greyish green, usually concolorous, 2–7 × 0·8–3·1 cm., oblong to elliptic or obovate, obtuse to rounded or apiculate at the apex, with margin shallowly crenulate-denticulate to entire, cuneate to rounded at the base, coriaceous, with densely reticulate venation more prominent below than above; petiole 2·5–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes subcorymbose, with peduncle 5–20 mm. long; flowers c. 20–30 in each dichasium, 4·5–6 mm. in diam.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3, c. 1 mm. long, broadly ovate to subcircular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 3, green to cream, 2–2·5 mm. long, obovate, sometimes broadly unguiculate, with or without shallow longitudinal ridges and short fringed appendage at the base, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-locular, semi-globose, c. 1/3–1/2-immersed in disk.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe yellow, drying dark red, 12–16(21) mm. long, globose to obovoid or rarely ellipsoid, smooth.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Namibia, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Elaeodendron transvaalense (Burtt Davy) R.H.Archer appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 21, 1993 Smith, P.A. [1576], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511079 No
Jul 21, 1993 Smith, P.A. [194], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511073 No
Jul 21, 1993 Smith, P.A. [2343], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511082 No
Jul 21, 1993 Pope, G.V. [328], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511078 No
Jul 21, 1993 Smith, P.A. [2545], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511081 No
Jul 21, 1993 Smith, P.A. [1456], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511077 No
Jan 1, 1964 Erens, J. [288], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511074 No
Jan 1, 1964 Erens, J. [209], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511083 No
Jan 1, 1964 Erens, J. [209], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511076 No
Smook, L. [470], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511075 No
Smith, P.A. [1234], Botswana Crocoxylon transvaalense K000511080 No

First published in S. African J. Bot. 64: 105 (1998)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919. [Cited as Cassine transvaalensis.]

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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