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This species is accepted, and its native range is Uganda to E. DR Congo.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Much-branched monoecious spreading tree or less often a shrub or climbing shrub, 3–15 m. tall; branches with brown lenticels, glabrous or glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves drying very discolorous, dark purplish brown above, dark green beneath, trifoliolate; petiole 5–7 cm. long, glabrescent or ± tomentose; petiolule of terminal leaflet 1–3 mm. long, of laterals ± 1 mm. long; leaflets elliptic, oblong or obovate, 3–18 cm. long, 1.5–9 cm. wide, narrowly acutely acuminate at the apex, cuneate (or in laterals ± rounded and asymmetric) at the base, finely toothed, especially in the upper third; lateral nerves in ± 12 pairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences (5–)10–15 cm. long, simple or with 2 side branches up to 10 cm. long, axillary or appearing paniculate; peduncle 2–4 cm. long; axes with long hairs; cymules 4–7-flowered, the stalks ± 1 mm. long; pedicels 1–1.5 mm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers cream or yellow-green; outer sepals elliptic, inner oblate ± 1.8 mm. wide, glabrous or slightly pubescent; petals spathulate, 1 mm. long, the claw ciliate and scale covered with long hairs; disk lobed, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2–2.5 mm. long, glabrous; staminodes 1.2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits green, of (1–)2–3 mericarps each subglobose, 5 mm. diameter, glabrous or with sparse hairs.
Habitat
Swamp forest, valley bushland, hillside thicket and tangled termite mound vegetation; 1200–2250 m.
Distribution
T1 U1 U2 U4

Native to:

Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zaïre

Allophylus pseudopaniculatus Baker f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jun 20, 1996 Dümmer, R. [680], Uganda K000426150
Jun 17, 1996 Dümmer, R. [680], Uganda K000426149 Unknown type material
Bagshawe, A.G. [544], Uganda K000426151 Unknown type material

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 37: 137 (1905)

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.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Baker f. in Journal of Botany 57: 188 (1919).
  • Baker f. in Journal of the Linnean Society of London, Botany 37: 137 (1905)
  • Radlk. in A. Engler, Das Pflanzenreich IV, 165: 547 (1932).

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