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This species is accepted, and its native range is South Sudan to SW. Kenya.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Celastraceae, N.K.B. Robson, N. Hallé, B. Mathew & R. Blakelock†. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1994

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous liane to 30 m.; young stems greenish brown or pale brown, terete; older stems darker brown and conspicuously lenticellate, terete.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules subulate, ± 1 mm. long, free.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with a petiole 8–11 mm. long; blade papery or subcoriaceous, mid-green above and beneath, elliptic or slightly oblanceolate, 5.5–11 cm. long, 3–6.4 cm. wide, acuminate, cuneate, with prominent lateral veins, especially beneath; margin serrate, sometimes obscurely so.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence glabrous; bracts ovate, ± 0.5–1 mm. long, acute or obtuse, fimbriolate, persistent; pedicels 2–5 mm. long, smooth.
Morphology General Buds
Buds oblong or subglobose, rounded, 1.5–2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale green, 5–6 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subequal, broadly ovate or suborbicular, ± 1–1.5 mm. long, obtuse or rounded, minutely fimbriolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals elliptic or oblong, 2.5–3 mm. long, rounded, minutely fimbriolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc and androgynophore forming a stocky truncate-conical column ± 1–2.5 mm. thick.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with filaments widened from apex to base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovules 7–10 per locule; style slender, truncate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps oblong or obovate, rounded or somewhat acuminate, 4.5–6 cm. long, 2.5–3 cm. wide, striate.
Figures
Fig. 17/1, p. 64.
Habitat
Evergreen forest; 1524–1950 m.
Distribution
K5 U2

Native to:

Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, Zaïre

Pristimera brianii (N.Hallé) R.H.Archer appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 16, 1983 Tweedie [3264], Kenya Simirestis brianii K000036014 holotype

First published in Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 59: 328 (2011)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0