Dicranolepis buchholzii Engl. & Gilg

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 19: 273 (1894)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is W. Central Tropical Africa to SW. Uganda. It is a shrub or tree and grows primarily in the wet tropical biome.

Descriptions

Thymelaeaceae, B. Peterson (University of Göteborg). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1978

Morphology General Habit
Shrub or rarely small tree up to 4(–9) m. high.
Morphology Branches
Branches pubescent, later glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Petiole 1–4 mm. long, glabrous or pubescent; leaf-blade oblong or ovate–oblong, unequal sided, 40–85(–100) mm. long, 20–30(–45) mm. wide, acuminate apex 10–16(–20) mm. long, chartaceous, glabrous on both sides or slightly hairy beneath, often pubescent along the midrib, venation prominent beneath, dark green above, brownish beneath.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers white, solitary or 2–4(–10); pedicel none or 1–2 mm. long, slightly pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx-tube (6–)8–10(–15) mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide, glabrous or slightly pubescent; lobes narrowly ovate, inner 3–4 mm. long, outer 4–5 mm. long, ± 1 mm. wide, glabrous or pubescent outside, glabrous or puberulent inside.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals usually much shorter than the calyx-lobes, divided nearly to the base, the 10 lobes lanceolate or linear, 1.5–3.5 mm. long, 0.5–1.2 mm. wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers ± 1 mm., slightly exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary glabrous; disc 1 mm. high; style included or slightly exserted.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit 7–13 mm. long, 5–10 mm. wide, glabrous or slightly pubescent.
Habitat
Evergreen forest; 1400–1800 m.
Distribution
U2
[FTEA]

Thymelaeaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:1. 1954

Morphology General Habit
Low shrub or treelet, 3 ft. high.
[FWTA]

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • Flora of West Tropical Africa
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0