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This species is accepted, and its native range is Gabon to Uganda and Zambia.

[FZ]

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

Morphology General Habit
Shrub 1·5–2 m. tall; branchlets densely fulvous-pubescent to fulvous-tomentose, tardily glabrescent.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves 3-foliolate; petiole 2·5–5 cm. long, densely fulvous-pubescent; leaflets subequal or the terminal one up to 1 1/2 times as long as the lateral ones; petiolules up to 10 mm. long in the terminal leaflet and up to 4 mm. long in the lateral ones, fulvous-pubescent; lamina of terminal leaflet up to 10 × 6· 5 cm., elliptic, papyraceous, pubescent on both surfaces (densely so beneath), minutely glandular beneath and with occasional rather inconspicuous tufts of hairs in the axils of the lateral nerves, apex acute to rounded, margin rather remotely and shallowly serrate or crenate-serrate, base cuneate; lateral nerves 6–8 pairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence up to 12 cm. long, unbranched, densely fulvous-pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers (immature) in rather dense subsessile glomerules; pedicels up to 2·5 mm. long at time of fruiting, sparsely pubescent or glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Outer sepals 1·5 × 1·2 mm., elliptic to broadly elliptic, inner 1·5 × 1 mm., elliptic, all sparsely pubescent and with margins minutely ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit up to 6 × 5 mm., broadly obovoid-ellipsoid to subglobose, sparsely pubescent, 1 coccus usually developing.

Native to:

Angola, Central African Repu, Congo, Gabon, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Allophylus whitei Exell appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bol. Soc. Brot., sér. 2, 38: 110 (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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W., Fernandes, A. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1966). Flora Zambesiaca 2(2): 353-653. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora Zambesiaca
Flora Zambesiaca
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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/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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