Genus:
Monotes A.DC.

Monotes glaber Sprague

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to N. Botswana.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree 3–10 (20) m. high; branchlets glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 5–9·5 × 2–5 cm., elliptic to oblong or obovate-oblong, obtuse to truncate at the apex, slightly cordate at the base; upper surface finely reticulate, shining, glabrous; lower surface concolorous, smooth, glabrous; midrib and lateral nerves slightly depressed above and prominent beneath; lateral nerves in 8–11 pairs, progressively fading out well before reaching the margin of the leaf; reticulation scarcely prominent, not conspicuous to the naked eye.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary, 2–4 cm. long, slender, lax, 4–10-flowered, brownish, glabrescent, on a slender peduncle 1–1·5 cm. long; pedicels 5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 3 mm. long, densely cottony-tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 7–5 mm. long, shortly greyish- or yellowish-sericeous-tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with anthers produced into a very short mucro.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 0·7–1·2 cm. in diam., subglobose, sericeous, rounded or slightly conical at the apex; wings 2–3 × 1–1·5 cm., yellow or brownish, elliptic to obovate.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Monotes glaber Sprague appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Dec 7, 1936 Allen, M. C. E. F. [734] K000240353 Yes
Dec 7, 1936 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Zambia K000240355 Yes
Dec 7, 1936 Baines, T. [1870] K000240356 Yes
Allen [734] K000240354 Yes
Angus, A. [2860], Zambia K000317944 Yes
illegible [966], Zambia K000317945 Yes

First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1909: 305 (1909)

Accepted by

  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Abreu, J.A. & Figueira, R. (2013). Revision of the family Dipterocarpaceae in Angola Blumea 57: 263-274.

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.

  • Flora Zambesiaca

    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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