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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. DR Congo to Zambia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

Anacardiaceae, Rosette Fernandes and A. Fernandes. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
A suffrutex up to 1·8 m. high (or shrub up to 3 m. tall?), with simple or ± branched stems, greyish to cinnamon-coloured, cylindric in the lower portion, ± angular in the upper part, puberulous to ± densely villous, usually densely leafy, growing from a rootstock.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate to opposite or the uppermost ones subverticillate; petiole 0·2–0·8 (1·2) cm. long, densely villous or puberulous to glabrescent; lamina usually not very discolorous, 5·5–19 × 2·5–9·5 cm., subcoriaceous to coriaceous, with the margin slightly thickened and revolute, frequently a little bullate on the upper face, dull and ± pubescent above, with a double indumentum below consisting of a layer of very short ± dense whitish appressed hairs on the lamina and another of longer stronger yellowish or whitish hairs mainly on the nerves and reticulation, patent to subappressed, either sparse and not concealing the short ones or denser and ± concealing them; midrib slightly prominent above, much raised below; lateral nerves 2–8 mm. apart, arcuate, forked near the margin, impressed to somewhat raised above, rather to very prominent below as is also the ± close venation.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in the upper axils, shorter than the leaves, very compact, subsessile to ± pedunculate, or terminal and arranged in verticils, rarely all the lateral and terminal ones together forming a rather large leafy panicle; axis and branches angular, ± villous to glabrescent; bracts linear, villous; pedicels 0·3–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments 2–2·5 mm. long, ovate-triangular, puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals creamy-white, 2·5–3·5 × 1–1·5 mm., oblong, with an inflexed triangular apex, externally appressed-hairy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe black, shining, 5–7 × 6–8 × 3–4 mm., transversely ellipsoid, compressed.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A suffrutex 0.5–1.8 m. high, with simple or little branched stems, greyish or brown, cylindric in the lower portion to somewhat 4-angled in the upper part, puberulous to villous, arising from a woody rootstock and usually densely leafy.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate to opposite or the uppermost ones subverticillate; petiole 2–7(–12) mm. long, densely villous or puberulous to glabrescent, flattened or grooved above; lamina elliptic to oblong-elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 5.5–11(–19) cm. long, 2.5–5(–9.5) cm. broad, broadly obtuse or rounded and occasionally mucronulate at the apex, obtuse or rounded at the base, margin slightly thickened and revolute, frequently a little bullate on the upper surface, not very discolorous, subcoriaceous to coriaceous, dull and pubescent to flabrate above, rusty double tomentose beneath with short whitish appressed hairs and another layer of longer yellowish or whitish hairs mainly on nerves and reticulation, patent to subappressed; midrib slightly prominent above, much raised beneath; lateral nerves impressed to somewhat raised above, prominent beneath; reticulation somewhat concealed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences in the upper leaf-axils, shorter than the leaves, very compact and head-like to pseudopaniculate, or terminal and arranged in verticils; axis and branches angular, somewhat villous to glabrescent; bracts linear, villous; pedicels 0.3–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-segments ovate-triangular, 2–2.5 mm. long, puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. broad, with an inflexed triangular apex, creamy white, externally pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe transversely ellipsoid, compressed, 5–7 mm. long, 6–8 mm. in diameter, black and shining.
Habitat
On hill slopes and grassland; ± 1220 m.
Distribution
T4

Native to:

Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Ozoroa kassneri (Engl. & Brehmer) R.Fern. & A.Fern. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Kassner, J. [2958 ], Congo Heeria kassneri K000423216 Unknown type material

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 38: 157 (1965)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kokwaro, J.O. (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Anacardiaceae: 1-59.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 34: 747 (1980).
  • R. & A. Fernandes in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2,38: 157 (1965)
  • R. & A. Fernandes in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 586 (1966).

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