Marquesia acuminata (Gilg) R.E.Fr.

This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. DR Congo to Angola.

[FZ]

Dipterocarpaceae, P. Duvigneaud. Flora Zambesiaca 1:2. 1961

Morphology General Habit
Tree 15–28 m. tall, with buttresses at the base of the trunk; branchlets sparsely puberulous, soon becoming glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 7–10 × 3–5 cm., ovate to oblong-lanceolate, acuminate at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base; upper surface finely reticulate, shining, glabrous; lower surface green, shining, glabrescent with only a very few small simple hairs scattered on the nerves; midrib slightly depressed above and prominent beneath; lateral nerves in 8–10 pairs, anastomosing well before reaching the margin of the leaf; reticulation prominent and very conspicuous; petiole under 1 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in large terminal panicles; pedicels 2–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 2 mm. long, greyish-tomentellous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 7–8 mm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 0·5 cm. in diam., ovoid-conical, subsericeous; wings 2–3 × 0·3–0·6 cm., orange to brownish, narrowly oblong, with sparse short subappressed hairs outside and inside.

Native to:

Angola, Zambia, Zaïre

Marquesia acuminata (Gilg) R.E.Fr. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jun 1, 2011 Goyder, D.J [Goyder, D.J, 6268], Angola K000191610 Yes
Jan 1, 2011 Bingham, M.G. [13127], Zambia K000545850 No
Apr 23, 1932 Van Haemen, G. T. [s.n.] K000240336 Yes
Milne-Redhead [994] K000240335 Yes
Jan 1, 2016 Gillett [s.n.] Monotes gilletii K000240372 Yes

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 351 (1914)

Accepted by

  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Abreu, J.A. & Figueira, R. (2013). Revision of the family Dipterocarpaceae in Angola Blumea 57: 263-274.
  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1961). Flora Zambesiaca 1(2): 337-581. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Abreu, J.A. & Figueira, R. (2013). Revision of the family Dipterocarpaceae in Angola Blumea 57: 263-274.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

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