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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Oleaceae, W. B. Turrill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1952

Morphology General Habit
Low to tall tree, generally 12–24 m. in height, with a straight not much branched trunk and a rather small crown, the final branches terete, grey, with scattered subprominent lenticels.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves of mature trees with blades narrowly elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acutely acuminate, 6–19 cm. long, 2.3–7.6 cm. broad, coriaceous, nearly or quite glabrous on both surfaces except for well-spaced adpressed scales (appearing often as small pits under a hand lens).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles mostly terminal to the final branches, relatively large and fairly loose with very numerous small white flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe narrowly ellipsoid to ellipsoid.
Figures
Fig. 3 (p. 11).
Habitat
Lowland rain to upland dry evergreen forest; 750–1950 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 K5 T2 T3 U2 U4

Doubtfully present in:

Sudan

Native to:

Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Olea welwitschii (Knobl.) Gilg & G.Schellenb. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Styles, B.T. [247], Uganda 25694.012
Hughes, J. [208], Tanzania 5077.000
Drury, J.P. [418], Kenya 5078.000
Hughes, J. [225], Tanzania 7026.000
Hughes, J. [285], Tanzania 7027.000
Welwitsch [945], Angola K000233373
Gossweiler, J. [s.n.], Angola K001008357
Gossweiler, J. [4497], Angola K001008351
Welwitsch [946], Angola K001008358
Gossweiler [s.n.], Angola K001008354
Gossweiler, J. [10016], Angola K001008355
Gossweiler [4497], Angola K001008352
Gossweiler, J. [s.n.], Angola K001008350
Gossweiler, J. [4455], Angola K001008349
Gossweiler, J. [4497B], Angola K001008356
Gossweiler [s.n.], Angola K001008353

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 51: 76 (1913)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Green, P.S. (2006). World Checklist of Oleaceae Manuscript Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Not accepted by

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226. [Cited as Olea capensis.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gilg & Schellenb. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 51: 76 (1915).

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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