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This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. Ethiopia to Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar, India, Sri Lanka.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Sapindaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Usually a small tree up to 6–7 m. tall or shrub; bark variously described as smooth and greyish-brown or rough and dull chocolate-brown; branchlets

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Slender tree 4.5–20(–30) m. tall; bark smooth, whitish.
Morphology Leaves
Petiole winged, 1.5–11 cm. long; rhachis 15–30 cm. long, winged each side to 1 cm. wide, tapering below each leaflet pair; leaflets in 5–10 pairs, sessile, lanceolate to linear or narrowly oblong-elliptic, 5–16 cm. long, 0.5–4 cm. wide, acute, entire but crisped-undulate at the margin, glabrous, resinous when young; lateral nerves in 30–50 pairs, faint.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 6–20 cm. long; pedicels 2–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 1.3 mm. long, herbaceous, puberulous inside, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals yellow, 1.3 mm. long, ciliate, apparently caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens exserted from the calyx; staminodes not exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 2-locular with 2 ovules, one only developing.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ellipsoid or subglobose, 9–10 mm. long, 6–8 mm. wide, with persistent style and reflexed sepals.
Figures
Fig. 2.
Habitat
Mixed forest in river valleys; 450–1600 m.
Distribution
K1 K4 K7 T2 T3 T6 T7 also cultivated at Nairobi (arboretum, 22 Mar. 1963, Karanja 7) & Amani (Boma Garden, 26 Aug. 1929, Greenway 1689), Java, Sabah, Fiji, Samoa and Hawaii

Native to:

Comoros, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Bangladesh, Borneo, Fiji, Hawaii, Jawa, Lesser Sunda Is., Samoa, Trinidad-Tobago

Filicium decipiens (Wight & Arn.) Thwaites appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Wight, R. [520] K000701405
Thwaites, G.H.K. [536], Sri Lanka K000701407
s.coll. [s.n.], Tamil Nadu K000701406
Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000614804
Wight, R. [521] K000701404

First published in Enum. Pl. Zeyl.: 408 (1864)

Accepted by

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
  • Evenhuis, N.L. & Eldredge, L.G. (eds.) (2012). Records of the Hawaii biological survey for 2011. Part II: plants Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 113: 1-102.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Nielsen, I.C. & al. (1992-1994). Flora Malesiana 11: 1-768. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Baksh-Comeau, Y., Maharaj, S.S., Adams, C.D., Harris, S.A., Filer, D.L. & Hawthorne, W.D. (2016). An annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Trinidad and Tobago with analysis of vegetation types and botanical 'hotspots' Phytotaxa 250: 1-431.
  • Barthelat, F. (2019). La flore illustrée de Mayotte: 1-687. Biotope éditions.
  • Mostaph, M.K. & Uddin, S.B. (2013). Dictionary of plant names of Bangladesh, Vasc. Pl.: 1-434. Janokalyan Prokashani, Chittagong, Bangladesh.
  • Nielsen, I.C. & al. (1992-1994). Flora Malesiana 11: 1-768. Noordhoff-Kolff N.V., Djakarta.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Beentje, Kenya Trees, Shrubs and Lianas p. 417, fig. & map (1994).
  • Capuron in Mém. Mus. Nat. Hist. Nat., Paris, 19: 38, t. 7/1–13 (1969).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 511 (1961).
  • Dale, Introd. Trees Uganda: 42 (1953).
  • Exell in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 534, t. 114 (1966).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 557 (1949).
  • Jex-Blake, Gard. E. Afr., ed. 4: 224 (1957).
  • Leenh. in Fl. Males., ser. 1, 11: 754, fig. 86 (1994).
  • Noad & Birnie, Trees of Kenya: 265, fig. on 266 (1989).
  • Thwaites, Enum. Pl. Zeyl.: 408 (1864).
  • Vollesen in Fl. Ethiopia 3: 493, fig. 125.4 (1990).

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