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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to N. Malawi.

[FZ]

Celastraceae, N. K. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Liane or rarely shrub, up to at least 15 m. high, glabrous; stems green and 4-angled when young or climbing, becoming vinous-red and eventually red-brown, 4-lined, with whitish lenticels becoming ± elongated and protuberant.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina dark green or greyish-green, paler beneath, (5) 6–11·5(13) × 2·5–6·5 (8·3) cm., ovate to oblong or elliptic, rounded to obtuse or obtusely acuminate at the apex, with margin glandular-crenulate or -crenulate-denticulate to subentire, cuneate to rounded at the base, papyraceous to subcoriaceous, with (6)7–9(10) lateral nerves and reticulate venation prominent beneath or on both sides; petiole 5–14 mm. long; stipules c. 0·5 mm. long, triangular-acicular, eventually deciduous, not united.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers c. 3–15 in lax simple axillary dichasia; buds 2·5–5 mm. long, cylindric, rounded; pedicels (2) 3–7 mm. long; bracts 1–1·5 mm. long, triangular, rounded at apex, with margin entire or ciliolate, persistent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals dark to yellow-green with paler ciliolate-denticulate margin, c. 1 mm. long, subequal, broadly ovate-triangular to semicircular, rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals dark to yellow-green with paler margin, (3·5) 4·5–6 mm. long, not unguiculate, oblanceolate to oblong-spathulate or oblong, rounded, imbricate in bud.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk simple, elongated, cylindric, united with the androgynophore.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 3, with filaments long, ± narrow; anthers extrorse, subcircular, 1-thecal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary with style elongated; stigmas partially united; ovules 6–7 per loculus.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps and seeds as yet unknown.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Glabrous liane, or scandent undershrub, to 15 m. in height; young stems green, 4-angled; older stems reddish or brownish red, 4-ridged, with conspicuous lenticels.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules acicular, 0.5–1 mm. long, free.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with a petiole 5–10(–14) mm. long; blade subcoriaceous, dark green or greyish green above, often slightly paler beneath, ovate to elliptic, (5–)6–11(–13) cm. long, 2.5–6(–8.3) cm. wide, obtuse or bluntly acuminate, cuneate to nearly rounded at the base, conspicuously reticulate-veined above and beneath; margin laxly dentate, the teeth usually gland-tipped, or subentire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence glabrous; bracts triangular, 0.5–1 mm. long, acute, entire or fimbriolate, persistent; pedicels 3–6.5 mm. long, smooth.
Morphology General Buds
Buds oblong, rounded, 2.5–5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers fragrant, dark green or yellow-green with noticeably paler margins to the petals, sometimes pinkish (perhaps only in the dried state), 7–10 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subequal, ovate to semicircular, ± 1 mm. long, rounded, minutely fimbriolate or entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong-spathulate to oblong, (3.5–)4.5–6 mm. long, rounded, entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc and androgynophore combined form a slender cylindrical column 2.5–4 mm. high.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with filaments widened in the lower half.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovules 4–8 per locule; style slender, obscurely 3-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps dark green, elliptical, 3.5 cm. long, 1.6 cm. wide, striate.
Figures
Figs. 14/11–18, p. 53; 17/2.
Habitat
Evergreen forest; 90–3000 m.
Distribution
K3 K4 K7 T2 T3 T4 T5 T7 U2 U3

Native to:

Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Pristimera goetzei (Loes.) R.H.Archer appears in other Kew resources:

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

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. 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.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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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/
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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