Marquesia macroura Gilg

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tanzania to Angola.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 20 m. high; branchlets puberulous becoming glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina 6–9 × 2·5–4·5 cm., ovate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base; upper surface finely reticulate, shining, laxly puberulous with minute very short straight isolated hairs; lower surface whitish with very short dense straight simple hairs on the nerves and reticulation hiding the glabrous interreticular areoles; midrib slightly depressed above and prominent beneath; lateral nerves in 8–10 pairs, anastomosing long before reaching the margin of the leaf; reticulation not very prominent but very conspicuous; petiole over 1 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 2–9 cm. long, axillary, distinctly pedunculate, multiflorous, greyish-tomentose with long simple hairs, massing towards the end of the branches in large terminal white panicles; pedicels 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 2 mm. long, densely greyish-cottony-tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 8 mm. long, minutely and very laxly puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 0·5 cm. in diam., ovoid-conical, shortly and laxly sericeous; wings 2–3·5 × 0·3–0·5 cm., greenish-yellow, narrowly oblong or subspathulate, with sparse simple very short hairs outside and inside.

[FTEA]

Dipterocarpaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Tree 12–25 m. tall with rounded crown; bole often wavy and usually fluted, buttressed at the base; bark slightly rough, with fairly long fissures, thin, with tendency to scale in longitudinal pieces; slash–inner bark, thin dark red line then reddish brown becoming rich brown and fading to creamy brown, slightly fibrous; sapwood creamy white; branchlets pubescent, soon ± glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades oblong-elliptic to ± ovate, 4–10 cm. long, 1.5–5 cm. wide, rounded to distinctly acuminate at the apex, rounded to slightly cordate at the base, glabrous or puberulous and finely reticulate above, finely whitish tomentose beneath with very short dense straight simple hairs on nerves and reticulation hiding the glabrous areoles, nerves and main veins often less pubescent; petiole 5–10 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences subumbellate cymes 2–9 cm. long, axillary, pedunculate, many-flowered, sweetly scented, the rhachis velvety pubescent; pedicels 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate, 1–2 mm. long, densely brown or grey velvety pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, 6.5–8 mm. long, 2.5–2.8 mm. wide, minutely puberulous or ± glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit ovoid, 5–8 mm. long, 5–6 mm. wide, ± net-veined, densely pubescent; wings narrowly oblong, 2–3.5 cm. long, 3–6 mm. wide, venose with sparse short hairs or glabrescent.
Figures
Fig. 1.
Habitat
Rocky ground, probably in Brachystegia woodland; probably ± 1500 m.
Distribution
T4

Native to:

Angola, Tanzania, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Marquesia macroura Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Apr 23, 1932 K000240337 Yes
Sapin, G. [D.30] Monotes sapinii K000240371 Yes

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 40: 485 (1908)

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.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dipterocarpaceae: 1-10.

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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Duvign. in Flora Zambesiaca 1: 408, t. 80 (1961).
  • Exell & Mendonça, Consp. Fl. Angol. 1 (Adenda e Corrigenda): 372 (1951).
  • F. White, Forest Flora of Northern Rhodesia p. 258, fig. 45A–C (1962).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 40: 485 (1908).
  • H. Bancr. in Consp. Fl. Angol. 1: 142 (1937).
  • R.E. Fries in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 51: 351 (1914).
  • Verdc. in Kew Bulletin 9: 35 (1954).

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