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This species is accepted, and its native range is Zimbabwe.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or small tree; branchlets densely fulvous-pubescent, fairly soon glabrescent and then greyish-brown.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole up to 5·5 cm. long, pubescent; leaflets subequal or the terminal one up to twice as long as the lateral ones; petiolules up to 4(7) mm. long, usually shorter in the often subsessile lateral leaflets, pubescent; lamina of terminal leaflet up to 8 × 4 cm., elliptic, chartaceous, pubescent on both surfaces (mainly on the nerves) or nearly glabrous above, minutely glandular beneath, apex acute to rounded, margin irregularly and often remotely crenate-serrate or crenate-dentate, base cuneate to narrowly cuneate (rarely appreciably narrowed); lateral nerves 6–9 pairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 3·5–13 cm. long, unbranched or branched (? in hybrids), pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellowish, in several-flowered subsessile glomerules; pedicels up to 2 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Outer sepals 1·6 × 2 mm., broadly transversely elliptic, glabrous, inner 1·6 × 0·7 mm., elliptic to narrowly elliptic, glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1·2 × 0·8 mm., spathulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium
Stamens with filaments 1 mm. long; staminodes 0·5 mm. long in male flowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary 2-lobed, glabrous or sparsely pubescent; style 1 mm. long, 2-fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 6 × 4 mm., subglobose-ellipsoid, sparsely pubescent or glabrous when mature.

Native to:

Zimbabwe

Allophylus rhodesicus Exell appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1963 Seward, B.T.C. [21/51], Zimbabwe K000426133

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 38: 108 (1964)

Accepted by

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 529. MIM, Deurne.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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