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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Much-branched tree to 9 m. tall; branchlets pale grey-brown, ± pubescent near nodes, glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves unifoliolate, thin, drying brown, darker above, elliptic to oblong-elliptic, 6.5–12.5 cm. long, 2.5–5.7 cm. wide, narrowly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, undulate or almost entire, glabrous; main lateral nerves ± 6; petiole 0.9–1.5 cm. long; petiolule ± thickened and channelled, 3–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences unbranched, 4–7 cm. long, including the 2–2.5 cm. long peduncle; cymules 3–?-flowered with stalks 2–4 mm. long; pedicels 1.5 mm. long; all partsfinely adpressed puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish white; outer sepals ± round, 1.2 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide, inner similar but wider, all minutely adpressed puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits (see note) ellipsoid, 9.5 mm. long, 5.5 mm. wide, basally slightly ribbed in dry state, glabrous save for very sparse short adpressed hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds chestnut, ± ovoid, 5 mm. long.
Habitat
Ocotea-Cephalosphaera evergreen rain-forest; 1050 m.
Distribution
T3 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Allophylus grotei F.G.Davies & Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 2009 Festo, L. [2886], Tanzania K000545420
Greenway, P.J. [2975], Tanzania K000426138
Greenway, P.J. [2975], Tanzania K000426137

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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