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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 1·5–4 m. high; branches 4-lined and vinous red when young, becoming terete and ± glaucous with whitish lenticels and eventually whitish.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with lamina yellowish-green to grey-green above, greyish beneath, 4–8 × 1·7–3·5 cm., oblong to elliptic or oblanceolate, obtuse to rounded at the apex, with margin obtusely glandular-denticulate to subentire, cuneate to angustate at the base, coriaceous, with densely reticulate venation more prominent above than below; petiole 3–10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in axil of foliage leaves; peduncle 8–12 mm. long; flowers c. 20–25 in each dichasium, c. 3·5 mm. in diam., in subglobose clusters, bisexual.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 5, c. 0·2 mm. long, semicircular, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 5, greenish, c. 1 mm. long, elliptic-oblong, with margin paler entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 5.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk slightly 5-angled, patelliform, finely papillose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 3-locular, broadly ovoid-conic, c. 2/3-immersed in the disk.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe orange, drying dark red, 15–20 mm. long, subglobose to obovoid, smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1.

Native to:

Mozambique

Elaeodendron fruticosum N.Robson appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 39: 39 (1965)

Not accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919. [Cited as Cassine fruticosa.]

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0