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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tanzania (incl. Pemba).
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small tree 3.6–4 mm. tall with young stems, leaves, petioles, inflorescences, fruits, etc. very densely covered with soft but ± bristle-like hairs up to 3 mm. long, spreading on the stems etc., but ± adpressed on the leaves; older stems grey or purplish brown, densely lenticellate, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves discolorous, ± thin, 3-foliolate but with lateral leaflets very much smaller than terminal one or virtually absent; petiole 4–6 cm. long; terminal petiolule 0.4–1.1 cm. long, lateral petiolules 0–1 mm. long; terminal leaflet elliptic or ovate-elliptic, 20–30 cm. long, 9–15 cm. wide, tapering to a narrow acute apex, cuneate at the base, irregularly serrate or crenate-serrate; lateral nerves in 9–15 pairs; lateral leaflets 1.5–4 cm. long, 0.5–2 cm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences unbranched, ± 6 cm. long, with closely placed 5–10-flowered sessile cymules, their persistent rhachises ± 1 mm. long, prominently scarred; peduncles up to ± 1 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals up to 2 mm. long and wide, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Style 1 mm. long, hairy; stigma-branches 0.8 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits subglobose, 8 mm. long, 6 mm. wide, spreading hairy.
Habitat
Lowland rain-forest ( Odyendea, Antiaris & Erythrophleum ) and upland evergreen forest; 10–?1500 m.
Distribution
P T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

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

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1984 Mgaza, C.D. [297], Tanzania K000426139 holotype
Jan 1, 1984 Mgaza, C.D. [297], Tanzania K000426140

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Sapindac.: 93 (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
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