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This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Nigeria to W. Central Tropical Africa, Tanzania (Ulanga District).

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A shrub or small tree, up to 20 ft. high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves whitish beneath
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Male flowers yellow Female flowers greenish-yellow
sex Male
Male flowers yellow
sex Female
Female flowers greenish-yellow
Ecology
In rain forest.

[FTEA]

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

Morphology General Habit
Tree up to 15(–25) m. tall or a shrub.
Morphology Leaves
Lamina ± 20 × 20 to 30 × 40 cm., 5–7-parted down to the petiole; segments slenderly petiolulate, margin subentire to serrate-dentate; upper surface glabrous, lower surface sparsely appressed puberulous on the main veins; petiole 10–20 cm. long, sparsely appressed puberulous; stipules 0.5–1.5 cm. long, white to grey sericeous.
sex Male
Staminate inflorescences ± 3–10 cm. in diameter; peduncle 4–13 cm. long; glomerules of flowers globose to ellipsoid, ± 3 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Pistillate inflorescences 1.5–2.5 cm., in fruit up to 5 cm. in diameter; peduncle 2–4 cm. long; flowers 8–± 20; apex of the perianth narrowly conical to apiculate; endocarp-body ± 1.5 × 1.3 cm. Staminate inflorescences ± 3–10 cm. in diameter; peduncle 4–13 cm. long; glomerules of flowers globose to ellipsoid, ± 3 mm. in diameter.
sex Female
Pistillate inflorescences 1.5–2.5 cm., in fruit up to 5 cm. in diameter; peduncle 2–4 cm. long; flowers 8–± 20; apex of the perianth narrowly conical to apiculate; endocarp-body ± 1.5 × 1.3 cm.

Native to:

Cameroon, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is., Nigeria, Tanzania, Zaïre

Myrianthus preussii Engl. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1968 Leeuwenberg, A.J.M. [6948], Cameroon K000181787
Jan 1, 1954 Maitland, T.D. [391], Cameroon K000181786
Jan 1, 1954 Maitland, T.D. [391], Cameroon K000181785

First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 20: 149 (1894)

Accepted by

  • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.
  • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Robyns, W. & al. (eds.) (1948-1963). Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi 1-10.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • Engl. Monogr. Afr. Morac. 40, t. 17 A
  • Hauman in Fl. Congo Belge 1: 86 (q.v. for synonymy).
  • —F.T.A. 6, 2: 234

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Berg, C.C. & Hijman, M.E.E. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Moraceae: 1-95.
  • Hutchinson, J., Dalziel, J.M. & Keay, R.W.J. (1954-1958). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 1-828.
  • Lejoy, J., Ndjele, M.-B. & Geerinck, D. (2010). Catalogue-flore des plantes vasculaires des districts de Kisangani et de la Tshopo (RD Congo) Taxonomania 30: 1-307.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • C.C. Berg et al. in Fl. Cameroun 28: 266, fig. 100 (1985).
  • De Ruiter in Bulletin du Jardin Botanique National de Belgique 46: 486, t. 5 (1976).
  • Engl. in A. Engler, Botanische Jahrbücher für Systematik, Pflanzengeschichte und Pflanzengeographie 20: 149 (1894)
  • Engl. in Monographieen Afrikanischer Pflanzen-Familien und Gattungen 1: 40, t. 17A (1898).
  • Hauman in Flore du Congo Belge et du Ruanda-Urundi, 1: 86 (1948).
  • Keay, Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 1: 616 (1958).

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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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