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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Mozambique to E. Cape Prov.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub up to 5 m. tall; branchlets greyish-white, minutely appressed-pubescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole 1–3 cm. long, minutely appressed-pubescent or nearly glabrous; leaflets subequal or the terminal one a little longer, sessile or subsessile; lamina of terminal leaflet 3·5–8·5 × 1–2 (2·5) cm., narrowly elliptic, subcoriaceous, sparsely appressed-pubescent when young and soon glabrescent, minutely glandular and punctate on the under surface, apex rounded, margin rather remotely and shallowly serrulate, base cuneate; lateral nerves 5–8 pairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 3–7 cm. long, usually branched, minutely appressed-pubescent to nearly glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers in few-flowered subsessile glomerules; pedicels up to 2·5 mm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Outer sepals 2 × 2 mm., subcircular, minutely pubescent, inner 1·8 × 1·2 mm., broadly elliptic, minutely pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1·5 × 1 mm., spathulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes (no male flowers seen) with filaments 0·5 mm. long in female flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2-lobed, minutely pubescent; style up to 1·5 mm. long, 2-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit bright red, 6 mm. in diam., subglobose, sparsely pubescent when mature, 1 coccus usually developing.

Native to:

Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Mozambique

Allophylus natalensis (Sond.) De Winter appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Drège [s.n.], South Africa K000426218
Plant [86], South Africa K000426219

First published in Bothalia 6: 408 (1954)

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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