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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to NE. Tropical Africa, Angola to Namibia, SW. Arabian Peninsula.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Anacardiaceae, J. O. Kokwaro (University of Nairobi). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1986

Morphology General Habit
A much branched tree or shrub 3–15 m. high; bark grey, corky and much fissured; branchlets cylindric or grooved, rarely angled, puberulous to somewhat densely yellowish villous, the oldest glabrescent and lenticellate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or in subverticils of 3; petiole (l–)1.5–3(–5) cm. long, subterete, flattened at the base, slightly grooved above, densely villous to puberulous; lamina nearly concolorous to very discolorous, variable in shape and size but normally oblong to lanceolate or oblong-elliptic, (5.5–)7–22(–27.5) cm. long, 2–8.3 cm. broad, obtuse or acute and mucronate at the apex, rounded or cuneate at the base, subcoriaceous or coriaceous, upper surface glabrous or puberulous to villous only on the nerves, usually densely hairy beneath; midrib impressed above and much raised beneath; reticulation ± prominent beneath, sometimes concealed by the indumentum.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of terminal and axillary, much-branched panicles up to 17 cm. long; axis and branches puberulous to villous; bracts subulate, 3–4(–10) mm. long; pedicels 1–1.5 mm. long, villous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate or ovate-triangular 1.5–3.7 mm. long, 0.7–1.5 mm. broad, acute, dorsally appressed-villous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong, 2–4 mm. long, 1–2 mm. broad, obtuse and flat at the apex, whitish or yellowish, dorsally appressed pilose or villous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary compressed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupes transversally ellipsoid, compressed, 6–8 mm. long, 8–11 mm. broad, at first red then turning black and shining.

[FWTA]

Anacardiaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A branched shrub or small tree about 15–20 ft. high
Morphology Leaves
Undersurface of leaves silvery-white
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, creamy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits glossy black
Ecology
In savannah.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Ozoroa insignis Delile appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Tanner, R. [461], Tanzania Heeria insignis 12259.000
Tanner, R. [509], Tanzania Heeria insignis 15566.000
Andrews, F.W. [1818], Sudan Heeria insignis 730.000
Hooker, J.D. [[12]] Rhus insignis K000695081 Unknown type material
Hooker, J.D. [[12]], Sikkim Rhus insignis K000695082

First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2, 20: 91 (1843)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Boudet, G., Lebrun, J.P. & Demange, R. (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali: 1-465. Etudes d'Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux.
  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Wood, J.R.I. (1997). A handbook of the Yemen Flora: 1-434. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Audru, J., Cesar, J. & Lebrun, J.-P. (1994). Les Plantes Vasculaires de la République de Djibouti. Flore Illustrée 1: 1-336. CIRAD, Départerment d'Elevage et de Médecine vétérinaire, Djibouti.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Mannheimer, C.A. & Curtis, B.A. (eds.) (2009). Le Roux and Müller's field guide to the trees and shrubs of Namibia, rev. ed.: 1-525. Macmillan Education Namibia, Windhoek.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Del. in Ann. Sci. Nat., sér. 2, 20: 91, t., 1/3 (1843).

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