Genus:
Uvaria L.

Uvaria lucida subsp. virens (N.E.Br.) Verdc.

This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania to KwaZulu-Natal.

[FZ]

Annonaceae, N. K. B. Robson. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Liane or shrub, 1.2–7 (9) m. high.
Morphology Branches
Branches shortly rusty-pubescent at first, eventually glabrous.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; lamina 5–14.3 x (2)2.5–6 cm., elliptic-oblong to obovate or oblanceolate, obtuse or shortly acuminate at the apex, narrowly cuneate to rounded at the base (rarely subcordate), ± coriaceous, greyish-green and glabrous (except sometimes on the nerves) above, brighter green and glabrous or sparsely pubescent below, with nerves (and often also reticulation) ± prominent on both surfaces; petiole 3–8 mm. long, rusty-pubescent or glabrous, often transversely ribbed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary or in 2–3-flowered condensed cymes, terminal or extra-axillary; pedicel (2) 4–10 mm. long, rusty- or fawn-tomentellous; bracteoles ovate to orbicular, sometimes very small.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals 4–8 mm. long, united to form a 3-lobed or ± unlobed cupule in bud, splitting ± irregularly into 3 parts at anthesis, rusty- or fawn-tomentellous on both surfaces.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals dull green, rarely yellowish-green, fleshy, subequal, 7–13 (20) mm. long, ovate-oblong to orbicular-obovate, sometimes slightly unguiculate, sparsely tomentellous or subglabrous above, densely tomentellous below.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 2–4 mm. long, linear, yellowish-brown or pinkish, tomentellous; connective-prolongation ovate to orbicular or oblong, obtuse to rounded or truncate, thick, tapering.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Carpels
Carpels pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit on a pedicel 5–9 (11) mm. long; ripe carpels c. 10–20, (1.3) 2–5 x 1–1.8 cm., usually several-seeded, cylindric (or ± globose when few-seeded), not or scarcely apiculate, not or scarcely constricted between the seeds, dark–(rarely orange–) brown, tomentellous, ± smooth (not or scarcely rugose), with stipes 0.3–1.1 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds (7) 9–11 mm. long, oblong.

Native to:

KwaZulu-Natal, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zimbabwe

Uvaria lucida subsp. virens (N.E.Br.) Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2012 Lötter, M.C. [2059], Mozambique K000823766 No
Jan 1, 2012 Lötter, M.C. [2060], Mozambique K000823767 No
Timberlake, J. [s.n.], Malawi K000614845 No
Jan 1, 1958 Buchanan, J. [20], Malawi Uvaria virens K000198815 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1958 Buchanan, J. [1129], Malawi Uvaria virens K000198817 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1958 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [1326], Zimbabwe Uvaria virens K000198814 Yes
Jan 1, 1958 Swynnerton, C.F.M. [1326], Zimbabwe Uvaria virens K000198813 Yes
Jan 1, 1958 Buchanan, J. [899], Malawi Uvaria virens K000198816 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 1896 Uvaria virens K000198818 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Annon.: 18 (1971)

Accepted by

  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Verdcourt, B. (1971). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Annonaceae: 1-131.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Exell, A.W. & Wild, H. (eds.) (1960). Flora Zambesiaca 1(1): 1-336. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa an annotated checklist Strelitzia 14: 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1993). Flora of Somalia 1: 1-493. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 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.

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