Sorindeia calantha Mildbr.

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 12: 85 (1934)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Tanzania (Nguru Mountains). It is a tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree 5–10 m. high; young branches glabrous but later covered with lenticels.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves imparipinnate; petiole and rachis 10–20(28) cm. long, terete; petiolules 5–17 mm. long in the lower leaflets, and 3–9 cm. long in terminal leaflets; leaflets opposite to partly alternate, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic-oblong, 6–19 cm. long, 2.5–8.5 cm. broad, acuminate to cuspidate at the apex, obtuse at the base, margin entire and slightly undulate, membranous to chartaceous; lateral nerves 8–10 pairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles up to 15 cm. long, borne below the leaves, pyramidal, glabrous.
Morphology General Buds
Flower buds 5–6 mm. long, 3 mm. broad, ellipsoid.
sex Male
Male flowers white and red; calyx 5-lobed, ± 2 mm. long; lobes triangular-ovate, acute; petals linear-oblong, 5–6 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad; stamens 13–20; filaments 3 mm. long; anthers upright, 2 mm. long; pistillode absent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers and fruits not seen. Male flowers white and red; calyx 5-lobed, ± 2 mm. long; lobes triangular-ovate, acute; petals linear-oblong, 5–6 mm. long, 2–3 mm. broad; stamens 13–20; filaments 3 mm. long; anthers upright, 2 mm. long; pistillode absent.
sex Female
Female flowers and fruits not seen.
Habitat
Upland rain-forest; 1600–1950 m.
Distribution
T6 not known elsewhere
[FTEA]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/34874/2856848

Conservation
VU - vulnerable
[IUCN]

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

  • IUCN Categories

    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0