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This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to Zambia.

[FZ]

Sapindaceae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 2:2. 1966

Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1-foliolate or 3-foliolate with the lateral leaflets much reduced; petiole 2–4 mm. long, fulvous-tomentose; terminal leaflet usually at least 4–5 times as long as the lateral ones (rarely only twice as long in a few leaves), the latter sometimes completely reduced; petiolules up to 2 mm. long; lamina of terminal leaflet 5–14 × 3–8·5 cm., elliptic or obovate-elliptic, tomentose on both surfaces and becoming pilose to pubescent above, minutely glandular beneath, apex acute and acuminate or sometimes obtuse, margin serrulate or crenulate-serrulate, base cuneate to rounded; lateral nerves 8–12 pairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence up to 11 cm. long, unbranched, tomentose to densely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in subsessile several-flowered glomerules; pedicels up to 1·5 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Outer sepals 1·1 × 1 mm., subcircular, pubescent, inner 1 × 0·7 mm., pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1·2 × 0·5 mm., spathulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with filaments 1·5 mm. long in the male flowers.
Note
(No mature male flowers in the material available).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 6 × 3 mm., obovoid.
Morphology General Habit
Small tree or shrub; branchlets fulvous-tomentose.

[FTEA]

Sapindaceae, Davies & B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1998

Morphology General Habit
Slender several-stemmed erect scrambling or ± scandent shrub or small tree, 1.5–6 m. tall, monoecious ( fide Hauman); bark grey-brown or purplish black, smooth, conspicuously lenticellate; branchlets ferruginous-velvety-tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 1-foliolate or 3-foliolate with lateral leaflets very­ much reduced; petiole 2–4(–7) mm. long, ferruginous-tomentose; petiolules up to 2 mm. long; terminal leaflet elliptic or obovate-elliptic, 5–17.5 cm. long, 3–10.5 cm. wide, acute, subacuminate or obtuse at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, serrulate or crenulate-serrulate, velvety-tomentose on both surfaces or eventually pilose or pubescent above; lateral nerves in 8–12 pairs; lateral leaflets ± rounded, 1–3 cm. long and wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences slender, unbranched, 6–20 cm. long, including 2–6 cm. long peduncle; flowers several in subsessile glomerules; pedicels up to 1.5 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals yellow-green; outer ± round, 1.1 mm. long, 1 mm. wide, pubescent; inner 1 mm. long, 0.7 mm. wide pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, spathulate, 1.2 mm. long, 0.5 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary 1.5 mm. long hairy; styles greenish white, 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits green becoming orange then bright orange-vermilion, of 1–2 mericarps, each globose, 7 mm. diameter, sparsely pubescent.
Habitat
Grassland with scattered trees or shrubs, lakeside woodland and dry bushland in limestone gorges; 500–1550(–1800 fide Goetze) m.
Distribution
T4 T6 T7 T8

Native to:

Burundi, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre

Allophylus congolanus Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Milne-Redhead, E. [9049B], Tanzania 31233.000

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 24: 294 (1897)

Accepted by

  • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.
  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Davies, F.G. & Verdcourt, B. (1998). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dodonaea: 1-108.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker f. in Journal of Botany 57: 184 (1919).
  • Exell in Flora Zambesiaca 2: 498 (1966).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 24: 294 (1897).
  • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 314 (1960).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 554 (1949).
  • Radlk. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 165: 527 (1932).
  • Radlk. in Sitz. Akad. Wiss. München 38: 220 (1909)

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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