Family:
Meliaceae Juss.

Entandrophragma bussei Harms ex Engl.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Meliaceae, Styles & F. White (Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1991

Morphology General Habit
Large spreading deciduous tree ± 20 m. high, with scaly bark.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves up to 30 cm. long; leaflets 10–14, opposite or subopposite, ovate to lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, up to 9 × 4 cm., asymmetric, apex acute to shortly and bluntly acuminate, base unequally rounded to obliquely subcordate; lower surface softly pubescent, especially on nerves and in nerve axils; lateral nerves in 7–11 pairs, venation closely reticulate, scarcely prominent above, more distinct beneath:petiolules 0.1–0.5 cm. long; petiole not flattened, densely and softly hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence an elongate, slender contracted panicle up to 27 × 2–4 cm.; inflorescence-axes and calyx densely pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers similar to those of E. utile but much smaller; petals 0.2 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule similar to that of E. utile but valves very closely mottled with smaller buff lenticels outside and pale buff inside with indistinct markings.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (including wing) ± 9 × 2.5 cm., pale buff, rounded at the base.
Habitat
An emergent from deciduous Commiphora thicket, often associated with Cordyla densiflora and Adansonia digitata; also in deciduous woodland and bushland; 785–1220 m.
Distribution
known only from Tanzania T1 T5 T7

Native to:

Tanzania

Entandrophragma bussei Harms ex Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in H.G.A.Engler & C.G.O.Drude, Veg. Erde 9(III 1): 807 (1915)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Styles, B.T. & White, F. (1991). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Meliaceae: 1-67.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Engl., Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(1): 807, t. 379 (1915).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 315 (1949).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/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