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

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A shrub or small tree
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers whitish, tinged pink.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
A sarmentose shrub or small tree up to 9 m. tall, glabrous except sometimes for the inflorescence; branchlets striate, sometimes densely lenticellate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves (1) 3–9-foliolate; petiole and rhachis 10–30 cm. long, subcylindric, slightly compressed above, striate; leaflets concolorous, subopposite or alternate, obovate, ovate, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, subcoriaceous to coriaceous, shortly broadly and obtusely acuminate at the apex, entire, slightly thickened and undulate at the margin, rounded or cuneate at the base, petiolulate (with petiolule dull purple, 0·3–1 cm. long, thick, wrinkled, furrowed), usually large, the terminal one up to 22 × 11·5 cm., the lateral ones somewhat smaller, decreasing in size to the leaf base; midrib prominulous above, very prominent beneath, lateral nerves 6–10 on each side, slender, straw-coloured in a dry state, ascendent-arcuate, raised above and more so beneath; tertiary nerves collected into an oblique nerve directed towards the lateral-nerve-axils, prominulous on both surfaces as also the lax venation.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles up to 70 cm. long and with basal branches up to 45 cm. long, pyramidal, lax, sparsely pilose or glabrous, the male ones usually longer than the femaleones; pedicels slender, up to 3·5 mm.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers whitish or yellowish, tinged with red; bud globose, obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 2 × 2·5 mm., very shallowly 5-lobulate, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 3–5 × 1·5 mm., oblong, subacute, glabrous, not thickened internally at the apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments c. 1 mm. long; anthers oblong, 1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe yellow, c. 1 cm. long, broadly ellipsoid.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 9 m. high; branchlets greyish, striate.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 9–11-foliolate, up to 41 cm. long; petiole and rhachis up to 30 cm. long, puberulous; leaflets alternate, discolorous (greyish-green above, greenish beneath), coriaceous, glabrous, contracted at the apex into an acumen 5–11 mm. long, with the margin undulate and thickened, petiolulate (petiolule c. 7 mm. long, canaliculate above), the terminal one 11 × 5 cm., elliptic, symmetric at the base, the intermediate ones 9–10 × 3·8–4·2 cm., ovate to oblong, very asymmetric at the base, the basal ones 5–6 × 3–4 cm., broadly ovate; midrib and lateral nerves (9–11 on each side) straw-coloured, prominulous above, prominent below, reticulation visible on both surfaces but more so beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles reddish, 20 cm. long (or more?), axillary, lax.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-bud purplish, subglobose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes 0·5 × c. 1·5 mm., subacute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals dark reddish-purple, c. 3 × 1·75 mm., with an apical cuneiform thickening on the inner face.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 13–16; anthers c. 1·25 mm. long, oblong.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers unknown.
sex Female
Female flowers unknown.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit unknown.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Scrambling shrub 4 m. high or small tree up to 9 m. tall.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves usually 7–9-foliolate; petiole and rhachis 16–35 cm. long, terete, not much thickened; leaflets light green, subconcolorous, papyraceous to subcoriaceous, glabrous, contracted at the apex into a rather narrow acumen up to 1·8 cm. long, a little thickened and undulate at the margin, broadly elliptic to ovate, the terminal one up to 14·3 × 7·8 cm., symmetric at the base, the lateral ones up to 14 × 7 cm., symmetric or asymmetric, all rounded or somewhat cuneate at the base and with petiolule 0·5–1 cm. long, not much thickened, canaliculate, not wrinkled; lateral nerves and the narrow reticulation slightly raised above, more so below; tertiary nerves collected in an oblique one directed towards the lateral nerve-axil.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles 7–34 cm. long, terminal and axillary, much branched; pedicels up to 2 mm. long; flower-bud purple-red, globose, obtuse.
sex Male
Male flower: calyx c. 2·5 × 3·5 mm., very shallowly lobulate; petals pink edged with cream outside, cream inside, c. 4 × 2 mm., oblong, acute, very fleshy, not thickened at the apex; stamens 12–16; filaments 0·75 mm. long; anthers 2 mm. long, oblong, apiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers: calyx 2·5 × 3 mm., glabrous, cupuliform; petals as in the male flower but narrower; staminodes 5, c. 2 mm. long; ovary 1·75 mm. in diam., glabrous, ovoid, attenuate into a style 1–1·5 mm. long. Male flower: calyx c. 2·5 × 3·5 mm., very shallowly lobulate; petals pink edged with cream outside, cream inside, c. 4 × 2 mm., oblong, acute, very fleshy, not thickened at the apex; stamens 12–16; filaments 0·75 mm. long; anthers 2 mm. long, oblong, apiculate.
sex Female
Female flowers: calyx 2·5 × 3 mm., glabrous, cupuliform; petals as in the male flower but narrower; staminodes 5, c. 2 mm. long; ovary 1·75 mm. in diam., glabrous, ovoid, attenuate into a style 1–1·5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe orange to red, c. 2 × 1·2 cm., ellipsoid.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree 5–10 m. high; stem 30–55 cm. in diameter; branchlets glabrous but later covered with numerous lenticels.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves imparipinnate; petiole and rachis 15–25 cm. long, terete; petiolules 4–8 mm. long; leaflets (5–)9–13(–15), opposite or subopposite, elliptic-lanceolate or elliptic oblong, lower ones 5–11(–13) cm. long, 2–5 cm. broad, terminal one up to 14.8 cm. long, acuminate to cuspidate at the apex, cuneate or subobtuse at the base, margin entire and slightly undulate, papyraceous or subcoriaceous; lateral nerves 10–14 pairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles up to 20 cm. long, terminal and axillary, pyramidal and somewhat lax, glabrous or barely puberulous; bracts lanceolate, 1–1.5 mm. long, subpuberulous; pedicels 0.2–3 mm. long, terete.
Morphology General Buds
Flower buds globose, glabrous.
sex Male
Male flowers:calyx 0.5–1 mm. long; lobes triangular; petals oblong-ovate, thick, 3–4 mm. long, 1.8–2 mm. broad, red to purplish violet; stamens 11–21; filaments 0.3–0.5 mm. long; anthers 1–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Female flowers similar to ♂; staminodes 5–6; ovary ovoid, ± 1.5 mm. in diameter, glabrous. Male flowers:calyx 0.5–1 mm. long; lobes triangular; petals oblong-ovate, thick, 3–4 mm. long, 1.8–2 mm. broad, red to purplish violet; stamens 11–21; filaments 0.3–0.5 mm. long; anthers 1–1.5 mm. long.
sex Female
Female flowers similar to ♂; staminodes 5–6; ovary ovoid, ± 1.5 mm. in diameter, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe ellipsoid-globose, 14–17 mm. long, 12–13 mm. in diameter.
Habitat
Rain forest and semi-swamp forest; ± 1200 m.
Distribution
T1 U4

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A tree, to 30 ft. high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves clustered at the ends of the branches
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cauliflorous, with the inflorescences from ground level up to about 10 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers reddish
Ecology
In forest on hills.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Weak-stemmed shrub or tree up to 10 m. tall; branches dark grey to brownish, striate; bark of the bole flaking into thin pieces of 5 × 2·5 cm.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves imparipinnate, (1)3–7(9)-foliolate; petiole in the 1-foliolate leaves 1·5–2 cm. long, petiole and rhachis in the multifoliolate ones 2·5–20 cm. long, greyish-brown to yellowish, terete, striate, glabrous or ± pilose; leaflets light green, turning olive-green when dried, concolorous or nearly so, glabrous, except sometimes for the base of the midrib, ± rigidly coriaceous, the terminal 6·5–20 × 3–10 cm., obovate-elliptic to broadly elliptic, acute or ± cuneate at the base and petiolulate, the lateral ones 5·5–15 × 2·7–7·7 cm., oblong-elliptic or ovate, rounded or subacute at the base and petiolulate (petiolules 0·4–1 cm. long, canaliculate, somewhat swollen and wrinkled), ± rounded or usually shortly acuminate at the apex (acumen obtuse), and with very undulate pale-cartilaginous thickened margin; midrib prominent above and below; lateral nerves and reticulation whitish or lighter than the lamina, slightly prominent above, more so beneath, the tertiary nerves somewhat raised beneath as also the venation, collected into an oblique nerve directed towards the lateral-nerve-axils.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicles up to 40 × 27 cm., axillary and terminal, pyramidal, lax, with ± pilose axis and branches, finally glabrescent; pedicels 1–3 mm. long, articulated near the middle.
Morphology General Buds
Flower-bud ovoid, not apiculate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 1·5–2 × c. 3 mm., cupuliform, lobulate, the lobules c. 0·5 mm. long, rounded, ciliolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals cream-yellow, oblong-elliptic, acute, fleshy, with an inner apical cuneiform thickening and longitudinally cristate along the median line on the inner side, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers c. 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Drupe blackish-violet at maturity, 15–20 × 12–15 × 8–10 mm., globose-ellipsoid, asymmetric.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Sorindeia juglandifolia (A.Rich.) Planch. ex Oliv. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 2002 Gossweiler [14017], Angola K000423238 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2002 Gossweiler [14017], Angola K000423239 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2002 Gossweiler [9313], Angola K000423240 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [F4060], Zambia K000423242 paratype
Oct 1, 2002 White, F. [3128], Zambia K000423243 paratype
Oct 1, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [F3505], Zambia K000423245 paratype
Oct 1, 2002 Bamps, P. [395], Congo, DRC K000423250 isotype
Oct 1, 2002 Oldfield [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000423260
Oct 1, 2002 Oldfield [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000423261
Oct 1, 2002 Mann, G. [796], Sierra Leone K000423262
Oct 1, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [F3505], Zambia K000423244 paratype
Oct 1, 2002 Guinea K000423259
Oct 1, 2002 Fanshawe, D.B. [F4739], Zambia K000423241 holotype
Oct 1, 2002 Don [s.n.], Sierra Leone K000423263 Unknown type material
Oct 1, 2002 Angus, A. [260], Zambia K000423246 isotype
McKey [172], Cameroon 39235.000
Santo, E. [1742], Guinea-Bissau 9851.000
Milne-Redhead, E. [2796A], Zambia Sorindeia claessensii 11486.000

First published in Fl. Trop. Afr. 1: 440 (1868)

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.
  • Boulvert, Y. (1977). Catalogue de la Flore de Centrafrique 3: 1-89. ORSTROM, Bangui.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (eds.) (2017). Flore du Gabon 50: 1-77. Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 2: 174
  • Chev. Bot. 160, partly
  • F.T.A. 1: 440 (1868), incl. var. divaricata Oliv.
  • Fl. For. Soud.-Guin. 407–409, t. 86, 4–5.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.
  • Catarino, L., Martins, E.S., Diniz, M.A. & Pinto-Basto, M.F. (2006). Check-list da flora vascular do parque natural das Lagos de Cufada (Guiné-Bissau) Garcia de Orta, Série de Botânica 17: 97-141.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Figueiredo, E., Paiva, J., Stévart, T., Oliveira, F. & Smith, G.F. (2011). Annotated catalogue of the flowering plants of São Tomé and Príncipe Bothalia, A Journal of Botanical Research 41: 41-82.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Kokwaro, J.O. (1986). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Anacardiaceae: 1-59.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.

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