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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast, Central Kenya to S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Cecropiaceae, C. C. Berg (University of Bergen). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 20 m. tall.
Morphology Leaves
Lamina ± 25 × 25 to 60 × 60 cm., 3–7(–8)-fid or -parted down to the petiole; segments sessile or stoutly petiolulate, margin rather regularly serrate-dentate to subentire; upper surface hirtellous to puberulous on the main veins, lower surface brownish hirtellous to subsericeous on the main veins; petiole 7–35 cm. long, brownish hirtellous to subsericeous; stipules 1.5–4 cm. long, brown to golden-yellow sericeous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Staminate inflorescences ± 4–15 cm. in diameter; peduncle 3–13.5 cm. long; glomerules of flowers spike-like, 4–6 mm. in diameter. Pistillate inflorescences 1–2 cm., in fruit 5–8 cm. in diameter; peduncle 1–5 cm. long; flowers ± 20–40; apex of the perianth broadly conical; endocarp-body ± 1.2 × 0.8 cm.
sex Male
Staminate inflorescences ± 4–15 cm. in diameter; peduncle 3–13.5 cm. long; glomerules of flowers spike-like, 4–6 mm. in diameter.
sex Female
Pistillate inflorescences 1–2 cm., in fruit 5–8 cm. in diameter; peduncle 1–5 cm. long; flowers ± 20–40; apex of the perianth broadly conical; endocarp-body ± 1.2 × 0.8 cm.
Figures
Fig. 22.
Habitat
Rain-forest, sometimes at edges, in regrowth and along rivers; 900–2100 m.
Distribution
K4 T3 T6 T7 T8 U2

[FZ]

Cecropiaceae, C. C. Berg. Flora Zambesiaca 9:6. 1991

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 20 m. tall.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf lamina c. 25 x 25 to 60 x 60 cm., 3–7(8)-fid or parted down to the petiole; segments sessile or stoutly petiolulate, margin regularly serrate-dentate to subentire; superior surface hirtellous to puberulous on the main veins, inferior surface brownish-hirtellous to subsericeous on the main veins; petiole 7–35 cm. long, brownish-hirtellous to subsericeous; stipules 1.5–4 cm. long, brown to golden-yellow sericeous.
sex Male
Staminate inflorescences c. 4–15 cm. in diam.; peduncle 3–13.5 cm. long; glomerules of flowers spike-like, 4–6 mm. in diam.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Pistillate inflorescences 1–2 cm. in diam., in fruit 5–8 cm. in diam.; peduncle 1–5 cm. long; flowers c. 20–40; apex of the perianth broadly conical; endocarp body c. 1.2 x 0.8 cm. Staminate inflorescences c. 4–15 cm. in diam.; peduncle 3–13.5 cm. long; glomerules of flowers spike-like, 4–6 mm. in diam.
sex Female
Pistillate inflorescences 1–2 cm. in diam., in fruit 5–8 cm. in diam.; peduncle 1–5 cm. long; flowers c. 20–40; apex of the perianth broadly conical; endocarp body c. 1.2 x 0.8 cm.

Native to:

Burundi, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Myrianthus holstii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Holst, C. [3308], Tanzania K000243513 isotype
Timberlake, J. [4911], Mozambique K000545261
Harris, T. [605], Mozambique K000614194
Mphamba [54], Mozambique K000614273
Harris, T. [76], Mozambique K000545068
Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000614750

First published in Monogr. Afrik. Pflanzen-Fam. 1: 41 (1898)

Accepted by

  • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
  • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Launert, E. & Cope, G.V. (eds.) (1991). Flora Zambesiaca 9(6): 1-135. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
  • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.
  • Kalema, J. & Beentje, H. (2012). Conservation checklist of the trees of Uganda: 1-235. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Lewalle, J. (1970). Liste floristique et répartition altitudinale de la flore du Burundi occidental: 1-84. Université officielle de Bujumbura.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Timberlake, J.R., Bayliss, J., Alves, T., Francisco, J., Harris, T., Nangoma, D. & de Sousa, C. (2009). Biodiversity and Conservation of Mchese Mountain, Malawi. Report produced under the Darwin Initiative Award 15/036: 1-71. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1978). Flora du Rwanda 1: 1-413. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • De Ruiter in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 46: 481, t. 4 (1976).
  • Engl., Monographieen Afrikanischer Pflanzen-Familien und Gattungen 1: 37, t. 16A, 17E (1898).
  • Hamilton, For. Trees Ug.: 201 (1981).
  • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 1: 84 (1948).
  • J.P.M. Brenan, Check-lists of the Forest Trees and Shrubs of the British Empire no. 5, part II, Tanganyika Territory p. 363 (1949).
  • Peter, Flora von Deutsch-Ostafrika 2: 113 (1932).
  • Rendle in Flora of Tropical Africa 6(2): 237 (1917).
  • Troupin, Fl. Pl. Lign. Rwanda: 453, fig. 151.2 (1982).
  • W.J. Eggeling, Indigenous Trees of the Uganda Protectorate, ed. 2: 264 (1952).

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