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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree 5–12 m. tall with rough bark; young branchlets dark with pale lenticels, puberulous but soon glabrous; wood yellowish, hard.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves unifoliolate, ± thin, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, 3.8–14(–18) cm. long, 2–7 cm. wide, rounded or obtuse to mostly acuminate at the apex, cuneate at the base, remotely serrate or crenate-serrate, glabrous except for the conspicuous tufts of hair in the main nerve-axils beneath and often in secondary axils also, not shiny above; lateral nerves in 8–9 pairs, the venation not or scarcely raised above; petiole 1.5–3 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences 6–12 cm. long, simple or with two or more branches; rhachis puberulous; cymules sessile but pedicels 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow-green or pale yellow.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals rounded, outer ovate, 1 mm. long, 0.8 mm. wide, inner 1.5 mm. long, 1.2 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals spathulate, 1 mm. long, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments pubescent at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 1 mm. diameter, pubescent; style and stigma together ± 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit subglobose, 5.5 mm. diameter, finely pubescent.
Habitat
Rain-forest, montane Albizia-Podocarpus forest; 850–1500 m.
Distribution
T3 T6 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Allophylus melliodorus Gilg ex Radlk. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sitzungsber. Math.-Phys. Cl. Königl. Bayer. Akad. Wiss. München 38: 217, 236 (1908 publ. 1909)

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.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 552 (1949).
  • Radlk. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 165: 519 (1932).
  • Radlk. in Sitz. Akad. Wiss. München 38: 217 (1909)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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