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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

Morphology General Habit
Much-branched shrub or small tree, 1–5 m. tall; branches pale to medium brown with brown lenticels; youngest shoots pubescent, soon glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves drying pale green or ± darker above, trifoliolate; petiole (2–)5–9 cm. long, slender, puberulous or glabrous; petiolule of terminal leaflet 2–7 mm. long, of lateral 0–3 mm. long; leaflets discolorous, drying brown or brownish green above, subequal or laterals 1/2 to 4/5 length of the terminal one, elliptic or elliptic-oblong, (1.5–)5–9 cm. long,(0.9–)2.3–4.2 cm. wide, ± rounded to shortly obtusely acuminate at apex, terminal one cuneate at the base, laterals asymmetrically rounded, entire or crenate or toothed for upper 1/2 or 2/3, ± thin, glabrous or with few hairs on nerves beneath; hairy domatia sometimes present; lateral nerves in ± 7 pairs, rather inconspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences slender, (3–)8–12(–17) cm. long inclusive, unbranched or with 1–2 short branches, the axes quite glabrous, puberulous or in some specimens pubescent; cymules 3–9-flowered, somewhat spaced, subsessile; peduncles (1–)2.5–5.5 cm. long, pedicels 1–1.8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white or yellow; sepals ± round, outer 1 mm. diameter, inner 1.2–1.5 mm. diameter; petals spathulate, 1 mm. long, 0.5–0.8 mm. wide, long white-ciliate at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 1.5 mm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit red, globose, 5.5 mm. diameter.
Habitat
Deciduous bushland, Acacia, Premna, Commiphora, Euphorbia ‘light woodland’, ‘Makonde thicket’ on orange sand, sometimes on limestone, rocky hillsides etc.; 350–1400(–?1560) m.
Distribution
T5 T6 T7 T8 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Allophylus tanzaniensis F.G.Davies appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Apr 1, 1996 Schlieben, H.J. [5895], Tanzania K000426144 holotype
Apr 1, 1996 Schlieben, H.J. [5895], Tanzania K000426145 isotype

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Sapindac.: 87 (1998)

Accepted by

  • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
  • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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