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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Somalia to E. Tanzania.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Celastraceae, N.K.B. Robson, N. Hallé, B. Mathew & R. Blakelock†. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1994

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree to 6 m. high, much branched; bark grey, rough; branches 4-lined and pale grey when young, becoming terete and red-brown to grey-brown or whitish with prominent lenticels.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with lamina yellowish green, often ± glaucous, concolorous, subcircular to oblong or oblanceolate, 2–7 × 0.9–4.5 cm., obtuse or apiculate to rounded at the apex, with margin recurved, entire or rarely with up to 10 spreading spinulose glandular teeth, cuneate to attenuate or rarely rounded at the base, coriaceous, with relatively laxly reticulate venation equally prominent on both sides or more so beneath than above; petiole 2–10 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes in axils of bracts on specialised shoots 5–20 mm. long arising from axils of bract-like prophylls or lowermost foliage leaves on current shoots, forming up to 20-flowered paniculate inflorescences or often reduced to 1–3-flowered pseudocymes; peduncle (of cymes) absent or up to ± 2 mm. long; pedicels up to 2 mm. long or almost absent, angular, articulated at the base; flowers 1–4 in each cyme, 2.5–3.5 mm. in diameter, unisexual (plants dioecious).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4, equal, oblate-semicircular, rounded, ± 0.7 mm. long, with margin entire or subentire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4, yellowish green, oblong to ovate-triangular, not clawed, 1–1.5 mm. long, with raised longitudinal ridges, entire.
sex Male
Male flowers:stamens 4, ± 0.4 mm. long; disc subentire, concave; pistillode immersed in disc.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers:staminodes 4, ± 0.6 mm. long; disc 4-lobed, concave; ovary 2-locular, ovoid-conic, ± 1.5 mm. long. Male flowers:stamens 4, ± 0.4 mm. long; disc subentire, concave; pistillode immersed in disc.
sex Female
Female flowers:staminodes 4, ± 0.6 mm. long; disc 4-lobed, concave; ovary 2-locular, ovoid-conic, ± 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe white, narrowly obovoid to cylindric-ellipsoid or subglobose, 5–10 mm. long, smooth.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 1.
Habitat
Coastal bushland and forest margins; 0–30 m.
Distribution
K7 T3 T6 T8 Z

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
S2, “Barawa”, Hildebrandt 1323 (K lecto., BM isolecto.)
Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree up to 6 m high, dioecious; branchlets with lenticels
Morphology Leaves
Leaves opposite; petiole 1.5–4 mm long; blade suborbicular to broadly elliptic or oblanceolate, leathery, yellowish or glaucous on both sides, 2–5 x 1.7–4.2 cm, obtuse to apiculate at the apex, cuneate to sometimes rounded at the base; margin recurved, entire to spinose; veins equally conspicuous on both sides or more so below
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes on specialised shoots in axils of prophylls of current shoot, forming up to 20-flowered paniculate inflorescences or reduced to 1–3-flowered pseudocymes; peduncle 2–8 mm long; pedicels 0.5–2 mm long; flowers 2.5–3.5 mm in diam., unisexual
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Sepals 4, ± equal, c. 1 mm long. Petals 4, 1–1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers with 4 staminodes Male flowers with 4 stamens, c. 0.5 mm long; pistillode immersed in disk
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe white, 5–8 mm long, narrowly obovoid to cylindric, smooth to tuberculate.
Distribution
S1–3; Kenya, Tanzania
Ecology
Altitude up to c. 200 m.
Vernacular
Aden-madow (Somali)

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Elaeodendron schweinfurthianum (Loes.) Loes. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Hildebrandt, J.M. [1324], Somalia K000035973
Kirk [s.n.], Somalia K000035974
Hildebrandt, J.M. [1323], Somalia K000035972

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam., Nachtr. 1: 223 (1897)

Not accepted by

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

Literature

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 2, (1999) Author: by Sebsebe Demissew [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 123 (1949).
  • Loes. & Engl. in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(2): 233 (1921).
  • Loes. in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien III. 5, Nachtr. 1: 223 (1897).
  • Loes. in A. Engler & K. Prantl, Die Natürlichen Pflanzenfamilien, ed. 2, 20b: 173 (1942).

Flora of Somalia
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