Astropanax barteri Seem.

This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to N. Angola.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A climbing shrub or tree, to 30 ft. high
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers green, tinged pink.

[FTEA]

Araliaceae, J. R. Tennant. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1968

Morphology General Habit
A woody liane to 30 m. or more tall, an erect tree or a large or low scrambling shrub.
Morphology Leaves
Petioles up to 57 cm. long by 9 mm. diameter at base, ribbed, glabrous or discontinuously puberulous; leaflets 4–11, chartaceous to coriaceous, narrowly to broadly elliptic, oblanceolate to narrowly obovate, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, sometimes somewhat oblong, up to 25 (–29) cm. long and 10 (–12) cm. wide, apiculate or mucronate to long-acuminate, occasionally with a broad rounded apiculum, with a rounded to obtuse or narrowly cuneate base, subentire to shallowly crenate or serrulate, often obsoletely serrulate towards tip and nearly entire below, with 5–14 pairs of lateral veins; petiolules 0.5–8(–10) cm. long by 0.5–2.5 mm. diameter.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules up to (and probably exceeding) 2.7 cm. long, generally partially adnate to petiole.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence (fig. 5/4) an umbel of 3–10(–20) racemes of umbellules; primary branches 9–45 cm. long, sterile at base, arising from a group of tomentose glabrescent bracts up to 4 cm. long, bearing sessile or pedunculate umbellules of flowers; peduncles of umbellules (secondary branches) where developed 0–3.2 cm. long, racemosely borne along the primaries, typically in the axils of tomentose glabrescent ± deltoid or lanceolate to ovate (occasionally obsolete) bracts up to 7(–12) mm. long; pedicels up to about 24 per peduncle, often less, (2–)4–12 mm. long, subtended by minute or obsolete bracts.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits urceolate to hemiellipsoidal, up to 4.5 mm. long by 3.5(–4.5) mm. diameter, sulcate, glabrous to puberulous; stylopodium 0.5–1.0 mm. long; styles 5–8, free for up to 0.7 mm. terminally.

[FWTA]

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

Morphology General Habit
A tree or climbing shrub
Ecology
In forest by water and on rocky hills.

Native to:

Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zaïre

Astropanax barteri Seem. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Sep 1, 2008 Tchiengue, B. [2164], Cameroon Schefflera hierniana K000437485 No
Dec 1, 2003 Gosline, G. [98], Cameroon Schefflera hierniana K000198222 No
Dec 1, 2003 Etuge, M. [3974], Cameroon Schefflera hierniana K000198223 No
Jan 1, 1955 Maitland, T.D. [381], Cameroon Schefflera hierniana K000518504 No
Jan 1, 1955 Maitland, T.D. [381], Cameroon Schefflera hierniana K000518503 No
Keay [FHI 28519], Cameroon Schefflera hierniana K000518505 No
Apr 1, 2006 Etuge, M. [5208], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000339125 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cable, S. [3656], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198232 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [9576], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198237 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [10360], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198224 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cable, S. [3245], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198230 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [10360], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198225 No
Dec 1, 2003 Plot Voucher [B 217], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198236 No
Dec 1, 2003 Zapfack, L. [710], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198234 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cable, S. [3893], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198231 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [8372], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198226 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cable, S. [2812], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198229 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [8372], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198227 No
Dec 1, 2003 Cheek, M. [7529], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198233 No
Dec 1, 1997 Wheatley, J.I. [403], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198228 No
Jan 1, 1997 Tekwe, C. [155], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000339356 No
Nov 1, 1996 Satabie, B. [1091], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000337988 No
Sep 1, 1995 Elad, M. [109], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000198235 No
Nov 11, 1955 unknown [1051], Nigeria Schefflera barteri K000350375 Yes
Chevalier, A. [21275], Ivory Coast Schefflera barteri K000350374 isotype Yes
Mann, G. [1180], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000350379 Yes
Mann, G. [1180], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000350380 Yes
Nemba, J. [18], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000518498 No
Nemba, J. [18], Cameroon Schefflera barteri K000518499 No
[Barter] [s.n.], Sierra Leone Schefflera barteri K000350373 Yes

First published in J. Bot. 3: 177 (1865)

Not accepted by

  • Frodin, D.G. & Govaerts, R. (2003 publ. 2004). World Checklist and Bibliography of Araliaceae: 1-444. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Schefflera barteri.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Schefflera barteri.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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