Guibourtia schliebenii (Harms) J.Léonard

First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. État Bruxelles 19: 404 (1949)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tanzania to Mozambique. It is a tree and grows primarily in the seasonally dry tropical biome.

Descriptions

Leguminosae, R.K. Brummitt, A.C. Chikuni, J.M. Lock and R.M. Polhill. Flora Zambesiaca 3:2. 2007

Morphology General Habit
Tree 6–8 m (to 20 m in Tanzania) tall.
Morphology Branches
Branchlets pale brown, smooth, soon becoming grey, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves paripinnate, unijugate; stipules not seen, apparently early caducous; petiole 0.3–0.9 cm long, sparsely puberulous; leaflets 2–3.8 × 1.2–2.1 cm, ovate, asymmetric, the inner margin almost straight, the outer curved and subcordate at the base, apex acuminate, glabrous; midrib distinct, with 2–3 lateral veins arising close to the base, venation slightly prominent on both surfaces, resin vesicles in areolae few or none.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary and terminal, paniculate; axis terete, pubescent with a mixture of longer and shorter hairs; bracts and bracteoles very early caducous (not seen).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 4–5 mm long; pedicels 0.4–0.8 mm long, terete.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx lobes 4, c.3 × 1–2 mm, elliptic, glabrous and with numerous resin vesicles outside, puberulous inside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 10; filaments c.4 mm long, glabrous; anthers dorsifixed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary c.1 mm diameter, subcircular, 2-ovulate, pilose mainly on the lower suture; stipe very short, with a few spreading hairs; style c.4 mm long, glabrous; stigma capitate, bilobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pod 3 × 2.1 cm, broadly obovate, slightly asymmetric, flattened, glabrous, the wall chartaceous, reticulation prominent, 1-seeded, indehiscent, with a small semilunate dorsal wing adjacent to the style remnant.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed dark brown, shiny, c.15 × 12 mm, broadly elliptic to suborbicular, flattened, exarillate.
[FZ]

International Legume Database and Information Service

Conservation
Not Threatened
Ecology
Africa: Zanzibar-Inhambane regional transition zone ; woodland.
Morphology General Habit
Perennial, Not climbing, Tree
[ILDIS]

Leguminosae, J. B. Gillett, R. M. Polhill & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1971

Morphology General Habit
Tree 6–20 m. high; young branchlets puberulous to shortly pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves:petiole 4–7 mm. long; leaflets ovate-falcate with outer margins convex and inner nearly straight, 1.7–5 cm. long, 0.8–2.5 cm. wide, ± obtusely acuminate, prominently venose both sides, glabrous except near base, ± translucently dotted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles up to ± 8 cm. long and wide; branches to ± 4 cm. long, puberulous to shortly pubescent.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-buds sessile or nearly so, globose, with very caducous bracteoles.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Inner sepals ± 3 mm. long, outer ± 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens ± 5–7 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Pods indehiscent, flattened, brown, obovate-elliptic, asymmetric, 3–3.5 cm. long, 2–2.3 cm. wide, glabrous, reticulate-venose.
Figures
Fig. 27, p. 137.
Habitat
Imperfectly known: Schlieben 6123 from near lake-shore at 200 m. alt., Gillman 1458 from “woodland on reddish-orange sands”
Distribution
T8
[FTEA]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/34839/2855974

Conservation
VU - vulnerable
[IUCN]

Extinction risk predictions for the world's flowering plants to support their conservation (2024). Bachman, S.P., Brown, M.J.M., Leão, T.C.C., Lughadha, E.N., Walker, B.E. https://nph.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/nph.19592

Conservation
Predicted extinction risk: threatened. Confidence: confident
[AERP]

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