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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to SW. Ethiopia and Angola.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Ulmaceae, R. M. Polhill. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1966

Morphology General Habit
Much branched deciduous monoecious tree, up to 10–30 m. tall, buttressed at the base; bark smooth, grey.
Morphology Twigs
Twigs tawny pubescent to tomentose.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades chartaceous, oblong-elliptic to ovate, 7.5–14 cm. long, 4–7.8 cm. wide, shortly acuminate, broadly cuneate to rounded at the base, unequal-sided, entire or more rarely toothed in the upper half, glabrous above when mature, usually hairy beneath at least on the veins, 3-nerved from the base, with the basal lateral nerves extending a little way into the upper half and the upper prominent lateral nerves 2–4 on each side of the midrib; petiole 5–8 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules lanceolate, (5–)7–10 mm. long, pubescent, scarious.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Cymes 1–2 cm. long in flower, up to 3 cm. in fruit, axillary or at the nodes below; lower ones with many clustered male flowers, often with 1–2 female or hermaphrodite flowers at the top; upper ones with several longer pedicelled hermaphroditeflowers.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–6, 1.5–2.5 mm. long, pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary densely tawny pubescent; styles 1–2-branched, 2.5–4 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits on 3–5 mm. long pedicels, subglobose or ovoid, 7–8 mm. long, 6–6.5 mm. across, red, pubescent or subglabrous.
Habitat
Lowland rain-forest; 250–1200 m.
Distribution
T2 T3 T6 U2 U4 Sudan and Congo Republics, also Angola to West Africa

[FWTA]

Ulmaceae, Hutchinson and Dalziel. Flora of West Tropical Africa 1:2. 1958

Morphology General Habit
A forest tree, to 90 ft. high, rarely more
Morphology General Bark
Rough bark
Morphology Trunk Buttresses
Long buttresses
Morphology Trunk Slash
Slash with alternating layers of cream and brown.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ethiopia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

Celtis zenkeri Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Nov 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [214], Cameroon K000197965
Styles, B.T. [138], Uganda 25694.007
Bequaert [3301], Zaire K000243033 Unknown type material
Welw. [6285], Angola K000243041 isotype
Zenker [9], Cameroon K000442481 Unknown type material
Stuhlmann [8703], Tanzania K000442483 isosyntype
Soyaux, H. [202], Congo, DRC K000442482 Unknown type material

First published in Notizbl. Königl. Bot. Gart. Berlin 3: 22 (1902)

Accepted by

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1989 publ. 1990). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: 1-659. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Polhill, R.M. (1966). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Ulmaceae: 1-14.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Aubrév. Fl. For. C. Iv. 1: 27, t. 1, 5
  • Hauman in Fl. Congo Belge 1: 45.
  • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 6

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  • 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.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Engl. in A. Engler & O. Drude, Die Vegetation Der Erde, IX, Pflanzenwelt Afrikas 3(1): 12 (1915).
  • Engl. in Notizblatt des Botanischen Gartens und Museums zu Berlin-Dahelm 3: 22 (1900)
  • F. W. Andr., The Flowering Plants of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan 2: 251 (1952).
  • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 1: 45 (1948).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 625 (1949).
  • Keay in Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 592 (1958).
  • Polhill in Kew Bulletin 19: 141 (1964).
  • Rendle in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 6 (1916).
  • Robyns, Flore des Spermatophytes du Parc National Albert 1: 44 (1948).
  • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 435, fig. 91a (1952).

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