Lasiosiphon glaucus Fresen.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical Africa, S. India, Sri Lanka.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree
Ecology
Of montane open woodland
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers pale yellow, in numerous balls.

[FZ]

Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

Type
Type from Ethiopia.
Morphology General Habit
Large much branched shrub 1–6 m high or small tree up to 9 m or higher
Morphology Branches
Branches densely leafy in the upper part; branchlets finely pubescent when young, later glabrescent; bark grey, brown or blackish, smooth to rugose
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, subsessile or with petiole 1–3 mm long; lamina 32–65(84) × 10–26 mm, narrowly elliptic to narrowly or broadly obovate, acuminate to acute, rarely obtuse at the apex, gradually narrowed to the base, ± rigid, glaucous, glabrous or finely pubescent, glabrescent, midrib prominent on the lower surface
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences dense terminal heads 20–50 mm in diameter, 20–50-flowered; peduncle pubescent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts
Bracts 6–12, cream-coloured or salmon-pink, 10–15 × 4–10 mm, elliptic to ovate, slightly coriaceous, softly tomentose on both sides, persistent
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers 5(rarely 4)-merous, orange or golden-yellow, fading to brown; pedicels 1–2.5 mm long, tomentose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx tube 9–14 mm long with no articulation, the lower part with dense tufts of 2–4 mm long silky hairs, upper part softly tomentose; lobes 2.5–4 × 1.5–2 mm, ovate, rounded, entire or lobed, tomentose outside
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1–2 mm long, elliptic or spathulate, entire, emarginate or lobed, membranous or fleshy
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens in upper row slightly exserted; anthers 1–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary pubescent especially at the apex; style 6–8 mm long; stigma globose
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seed 3–4 × 1.5–2 mm.
Ecology
Growing in edges of mountain forests, in wooded grassland, also around stream beds; c. 1000–2350 m.
Note
Gnidia glauca var. insularis (Gardner) C.C. Townsend, endemic in Sri Lanka, differs from var. glauca in having twigs and leaves ± densely furnished with persistent long appressed hairs. G. glauca is the only species within the genus with this disjunct distribution.
Distribution
Also distributed from Nigeria to Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, also in southern India. ZAM N, MAL N, MAL C, MAL S Zambia Mozambique Malawi

Native to:

Cameroon, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Lasiosiphon glaucus Fresen. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Oct 1, 2007 Harvey, Y.B. [319], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000580039 No
Feb 1, 1999 Kamundi, D. [606], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000338131 No
Aug 1, 1997 Cable, S. [3063], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000338128 No
Apr 1, 1997 Munyenyembe, P. [767], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000338129 No
Apr 1, 1997 Pollard, B.J. [36], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000338130 No
Jan 1, 1862 Mann, G. [2171], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180306 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [10527], Tanzania Gnidia glauca 31158.000 No
Volkens, G. [2012] Gnidia glauca K000322596 Yes
Wallich [1051], India Gnidia glauca K000357592 Unknown type material Yes
Law [sn], India Gnidia glauca K000357596 Yes
Beddome, R.H. [s.n.], India Gnidia glauca K000357983 Unknown type material Yes
Thwaites, G.H.K. [469], Sri Lanka Gnidia glauca K000357985 lectotype Yes
s.coll. [s.n.] Gnidia glauca K000900290 Yes
Tamajong, S. [22215], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180309 No
Hepper, F.N. [2016], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180313 No
Wallich [1051], India Gnidia glauca K000900286 Yes
Gardner [s.n.], India Gnidia glauca K000357982 Unknown type material Yes
Maitland, T.D. [0s.n106], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180302 No
Mildbraed, G. W. J. [10822], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180297 No
Bauer, P.J. [147], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180293 No
Gardner [s.n.], India Gnidia glauca K000357981 Unknown type material Yes
Wight [2492], India Gnidia glauca K000357597 Yes
Mann, G. [1201], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180307 No
Wallich, N. [1051], Tamil Nadu Gnidia glauca K000900288 Yes
Wallich [1051], India Gnidia glauca K000357593 Unknown type material Yes
Adams, C.D. [6836], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180310 No
Gardner [s.n.], Sri Lanka Gnidia glauca K000357986 isotype Yes
Clarke, C.B. [11023], India Gnidia glauca K000900287 Yes
Dunlap [188], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180300 No
Mann, G. [1201], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180308 No
Hepper, F.N. [2016], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180312 No
Migeod, F. [214], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180301 No
s.coll. [4051], India Gnidia glauca K000900289 Yes
Breteler, F.J. [MC 18], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180295 No
Bauer, P.J. [147], Cameroon Gnidia glauca K000180294 No

First published in Flora 21: 603 (1838)

Not 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. [Cited as Gnidia glauca.]
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Gnidia glauca.]

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • —F.T.A. 6, 1: 230.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1980). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 1: 1-508. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1981). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 2: 1-511. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.

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