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

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

Morphology General Habit
Liane or scandent shrub up to 24 m. high, glabrous; stems greenish-purple to reddish-purple, smooth and narrowly 4-winged when young, becoming rugose-lenticellate, terete and eventually greyish.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina deep green above, somewhat paler below, (3) 4–9 (14·5) × 1·6–5 cm., elliptic to oblong or ovate-lanceolate, narrowly acuminate to subcaudate at the apex, with margin shallowly to rather deeply crenulate-serrulate, cuneate to rounded at the base, papyraceous to chartaceous, with midrib prominent on both sides, 6–7 lateral nerves and reticulate venation not or scarcely prominent; petiole 4–9 mm. long; stipules c. 1·5 mm. long, lanceolate, fimbriate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers c. 10–25, slightly scented, in corymbose axillary dichasia 1·5–3 (3·5) cm. long; peduncles and inflorescence-branches 4-winged, smooth; buds 1–1·5 mm. long, subglobose; pedicels 2–4 mm. long, smooth or rugulose; lower bracts (2) 3–4 mm. long, linear to narrowly triangular, upper bracts c. 1 mm. long, ovate-triangular, acute, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals c. 1 mm. long, broadly ovate, rounded, with margin eroded-denticulate, united at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white to yellow turning yellow to orange, 2–3·2 mm. long, oblong to elliptic-oblong, rounded, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5, with filaments united at the base; anthers reddish, introrse, 4-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary with 3 very short sessile divergent stigmas; ovules 5–9 per loculus.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps 4–6 × 2·2–4 cm., ovate, 4–9-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds winged, with veins marginal and submedian.

Native to:

Angola, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Campylostemon angolensis Welw. ex Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 10: 44 (1867)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Robson, N.K.B. & al. (1994). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Celastraceae: 1-78.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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/
© 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 2021. 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