Manilkara sulcata (Engl.) Dubard

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

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Small much-branched evergreen tree or shrub, up to 10 m high; milky latex not abundant, but occasionally present in young parts; bark grey with small longitudinal fissures; terminal branches not swollen or spur-like; terminal buds, young shoots and very young leaves with dense ferruginous pubescence, older leaves and branchlets glabrous
Morphology Leaves
Leaves near the end of branches, but not forming close rosettes; petiole 3–10(–12) mm long, glabrous or puberulous; blade leathery, narrowly to broadly obovate or rarely narrowly elliptic, 2.5–6.6(–9.5) x 1.5–2.6(–3.2) cm, upper surface dark shiny green, lower surface paler green, sometimes with slight ferruginous pubescence near base; nervation inconspicuous
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Flowers 1–3(–6) in each leaf-axil; pedicels 4–7 mm long, ferruginous pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes connate near base, valvate; outer lobes lanceolate to ovate, 2.5–5 x 1.5–2 mm, ferruginous pubescent outside; inner lobes narrowly elliptic, 3–4 x 1–1.5 mm, puberulous outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Tube up to 1 mm long; corolla-lobes pale green, 3-fid; 2 outer segments lanceolate, 2.5–4 mm long; median segment variable in shape, linear or ligulate to narrowly elliptic, or rarely very small and subulate or absent, up to 4 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Filaments
Filaments 1.5–3 mm long; anthers c. 1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes irregular in shape, triangular to oblong, very small, serrulate, denticulate or more or less laciniate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary globose, c. 1.5 mm long, densely ferruginous pilose; style up to 3 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit greenish, ellipsoid to obovoid, up to 1 x 0.7 cm, subglabrous, l-seeded
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed obliquely ovoid, compressed, up to 8 x 5 mm; scar lateral, extending to base.
Distribution
S1, 3
Ecology
Altitude range 30–600 m.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Small much-branched evergreen tree or shrub, height up to 10 m.; bark grey with small longitudinal fissures.
Morphology General Buds
Terminal buds, young shoots and very young leaves with dense ferrugineous pubescence, older leaves and branchlets glabrous.
Morphology Leaves Petiole
Petioles 3–10(–12) mm. long, glabrous or puberulous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-lamina coriaceous, narrowly to broadly obovate or rarely narrowly elliptic, up to 6.5 (rarely –9.5) cm. long and 2.6 (rarely –3.2) cm. wide; upper surface dark shiny green, lower surface paler green, sometimes with slight ferrugineous pubescence near base; nervation inconspicuous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 2–6.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicels 4–7 mm. long, ferrugineously pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-lobes connate near base; outer lobes ± ovate, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, ferrugineously pubescent externally; inner lobes narrowly elliptic, 3–4 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. wide, puberulous externally.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla-tube up to 1 mm. long; lobes pale green, ± trifid; two outer segments ± lanceolate, 2.5–4 mm. long; median segment variable in shape, ± ligulate to narrowly elliptic, or rarely very small and subulate or absent, up to 4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments 1.5–3 mm. long; anthers ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Staminodes
Staminodes irregular in shape, ± triangular to oblong, very small, serrulate, denticulate or ± laciniate, usually with ± terminal acumen.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary globose, ± 1 mm. long, densely ferrugineous pilose; style up to 3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit greenish, ellipsoid to obovoid, up to 1 cm. long, 7 mm. in diameter, subglabrous, 1-seeded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed obliquely ovoid, compressed, up to 8 mm. long, 5 mm. in diameter; scar lateral, extending to base.
Habitat
Lowland dry evergreen forest, coastal woodlands, evergreen bushlands and thickets, also in dry scrub; 0–600(?–1300) m.
Distribution
K1 K4 K7 P T3 T6 Z not known elsewhere

Native to:

Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania

Manilkara sulcata (Engl.) Dubard appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2006 Stuhlmann, F.L. [176], Tanzania K000883672 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 2006 Boivin, L.H. [s.n.], Tanzania K000883674 Yes
Jan 1, 2006 Holst, C.H.E.W. [3551a], Tanzania K000883673 isosyntype Yes

First published in Ann. Mus. Colon. Marseille, sér. 3, 3: 26 (1915)

Accepted by

  • 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

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (2006). Flora of Somalia 3: 1-626. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 3, (2006) Author: by I. Friis [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Dale & Greenway, Kenya Trees and Shrubs p. 527 (1961).
  • Dubard in Ann. Mus. Col. Marseille, sér. 3, 3: 26 (1915).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 564 (1949).

  • Flora of Somalia

    Flora of Somalia
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  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • 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/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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