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

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree or shrub 1.8–7.5 m. tall, bark black or grey-brown, rough; stems usually densely ferruginous velvety, later ± glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves trifoliolate; petiole 1.5–6 cm. long, mostly ferruginous velvety; leaflets drying darker grey-brown above, pale brown beneath, elliptic to oblong or obovate, 2.5–12 cm. long, 1.5–8 cm. wide, subacute to rounded or ± truncate at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, mostly subcoriaceous, often densely ferruginous velvety at first, later hairy only on venation beneath or ± glabrous; venation reticulate and ± prominent above, the nerves ± impressed, very prominent beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 3.5–11(–15) cm. long, including 1–5 cm. long peduncle, branched, the axes ferruginous velvety; cymules subsessile, 3–10-flowered, extremely densely placed so that apices of inflorescence-branches are solid with flowers and spadix-like, the rhachis entirely obscured but often more open at base of branches and often altogether laxer in intermediates with A. africanus.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow-green, subsessile or pedicels only 0.5 mm. long; inner sepals 1.5 mm. wide; petals spathulate, 1.5 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, the scale densely pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 2 mm. long, hairy at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits pale orange, subglobose-obovoid, 7 mm. long, 6 mm. wide, pubescent, subsessile.
Habitat
Grassland with scattered trees, ‘light forest’, Brachystegia and Combretum-Terminalia woodland, thicket, cultivated steppe; 800–1800 m.
Distribution
T1 T2 T4 T5 T7

Native to:

Burundi, Tanzania, Zaïre

Allophylus fulvotomentosus Gilg appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 24: 293 (1897)

Accepted by

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

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker f. in Journal of Botany 57: 189 (1919).
  • Gilg in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 24: 293 (1897).
  • Gilg in Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Deutschen Zentral-Afrika-Expedition 1907-1908, 2 (Botanik) p. 476 (1912).
  • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 9: 296 (1960).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 555 (1949).
  • Radlk. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 165: 542 (1932).

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