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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A suffrutex with a milky latex, with erect stems usually 2 m. high, rarely up to 4 or 6 m., arising from a woody rootstock; branchlets softly pubescent or yellowish villous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate or in sub-whorls of 3; petiole subterete, densely villous; lamina obovate-elliptic or broadly elliptic, 7–21 cm. long, 3.5–12 cm. broad, truncate or emarginate and sometimes mucronate at the apex, cuneate and occasionally unequal-sided at the base, softly tomentose beneath, puberulous or glabrous (except on the nerves) and reddish above; midrib impressed above and much raised beneath; lateral nerves numerous, pubescent on both surfaces and with longer hairs beneath; reticulation prominent beneath but somewhat concealed by the indumentum.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences of terminal and axillary panicles 2–11 cm. long, densely pubescent or villous; bracts subulate, 2–9 mm. long; pedicels 1–1.5 mm. long, villous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals lanceolate-deltoid (1.2–)2–2.5 mm. long, 0.6–0.9(–1.2) mm. broad, acute to acuminate, dorsally appressed villous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong, 2–2.5 mm. long, 0.8–1.2 mm. broad, with an inflexed obtuse apex, whitish or reddish, dorsally appressed puberulous or villous especially towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary compressed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupes transversally ellipsoid, compressed to almost 2-lobed, ± 7–8 mm. broad, black.
Habitat
Wooded grassland; ± 1070 m.
Distribution
U1 Guinée across to Ethiopia

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
An erect suffrutex with softly pubescent stems and leaves
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers small, greenish or tinged red
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits black, glossy
Ecology
In savannah.

Native to:

Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Uganda

Ozoroa pulcherrima (Schweinf.) R.Fern. & A.Fern. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Sep 22, 1964 Petherick [s.n.], Sudan K000423209

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 38: 168 (1965)

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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kokwaro, J.O. (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Anacardiaceae: 1-59.
  • Lebrun, J.-P., Audru, J., Gaston, A. & Mosnier, M. (1972). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Tchad Méridional: 1-289. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • 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.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lebrun, J.p., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gillett in Kew Bulletin 34: 747 (1980).
  • R. & A. Fernandes in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 38: 168 (1965).

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