Genus:
Allophylus L.

Allophylus decipiens (E.Mey.) Radlk.

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to S. Africa.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Many-stemmed shrub; branchlets silver-grey, appressed-pubescent when young, soon glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole 0·5–3·5 cm. long, appressed- or crisped-pubescent; terminal leaflet usually c. 1 1/2times as long as the lateral ones; petiolules up to 1 mm. long or leaflets subsessile; lamina of terminal leaflet 1–4·5 × 0·5–2·5 cm., papyraceous, shortly and sparsely appressed- or crisped-pubescent on the midrib and lateral nerves and with occasional tufts of hairs on the under surface of the axils of the latter, otherwise glabrous, lobed usually to about halfway to the midrib (at least in some leaves), lobes generally rounded but apex occasionally acute, base cuneate and often narrowed; lateral nerves 3–6 pairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1·5–6 cm. long, unbranched, appressed-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers whitish, in few-flowered very shortly pedunculate cymules; pedicels up to 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Outer sepals 1·3 × 1·3 mm., subcircular, inner l·3 × 1 mm., elliptic, all glabrous or nearly so.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1·2 × 1 mm., obovate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens with pilose filaments 2 mm. long; Staminodes with filaments 0·7 mm. long in female flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Style 1 mm. long, 2-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit (not known from our area) 3·5 mm. in diam., globose.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

Allophylus decipiens (E.Mey.) Radlk. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Drège [s.n.], South Africa K000426229 Yes
Drège [s.n.], South Africa K000426228 Yes
K000426226 Yes
K000426227 Yes
Drège [s.n.], South Africa K000426231 Yes
Drège [s.n.], South Africa K000426230 Yes
Drège [s.n.], South Africa K000426225 Yes

First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 3(5): 313 (1895)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

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