Manilkara butugi Chiov.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Sapotaceae, J. H. Hemsley. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
Tall tree with spreading crown, height up to 35 m., with long straight cylindrical or slightly fluted bole; bark grey-brown, rough and finely fissured.
Morphology General Indumentum
Young shoots subglabrous, usually with pale raised lenticels.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petioles l–3(–4.3) cm. long, glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina elliptic to oblanceolate, rarely ± obovate, (5-)8–17(–20) cm. long, (l.6-)3–6.3 cm. wide, upper third of leaf tapering to acuminate apex (especially in crown leaves), rarely acute or ± obtuse, narrowly to broadly cuneate, thinly coriaceous, dull green above, greyish-green beneath with a sparse indumentum of minute closely appressed hairs; lateral nerves ascending, finely raised, looped near margin, intracostal veins present.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 1–6, congested in axils of current leaves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels stiffly erect or horizontal, 8–12 mm. long, puberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx up to 5 mm. long, ± densely pubescent; lobes fused at base forming a cupular structure up to 2 mm. long; outer lobes ovate, up to 3 mm. wide; inner lobes slightly smaller.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla pale yellow; tube 1.5–2 mm. long; outer lobes narrowly lanceolate, up to 5.5 mm. long; median lobe elliptic, up to 5.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments 2.5–3 mm. long; anthers up to 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes narrowly oblong to ligulate, up to 2 mm. long, apex with 1–3 (usually 2) slender laciniate processes up to 2 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary depressed globose, pubescent, 10–12-locular; style 6–8 mm. long, with a base ± swollen and pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits subglobose, up to 3 cm. in diameter, glabrous, with milky pulp.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed shiny brown, ± obovoid and flattened, 1.3–1.7 cm. long, 7–8.5 mm. wide; hilum lateral, oblique and extending to base.
Habitat
Upland rain-forest, riverine and fringing forest; 1500–2300 m.
Distribution
K2 K3 K4 K5 U1 U2 U3

Native to:

Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda

Manilkara butugi Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Atti Reale Accad. Italia, Mem. Cl. Sci. Fis. 11: 46 (1940)

Accepted by

  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.
  • Govaerts, R., Frodin, D.G. & Pennington, D. (2001 publ. 2002). World Checklist and Bibliography of Sapotaceae: 1-364. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A. & Obholzer, J. (2010). Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of Kakamega forest, Western province, Kenya Journal of East African Natural History 99: 129-226.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Chiov. in Atti R. Accad. Ital. 11: 46 (1940).
  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 525 (1961).

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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