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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Somalia and S. Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[FTEA]

Celastraceae, N.K.B. Robson, N. Hallé, B. Mathew & R. Blakelock†. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1994

Morphology General Habit
Scandent or scrambling shrub up to 5 m. in height; stems with 4 small ridges when young; older stems with conspicuous lenticels.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules ± 1.5 mm. long, often laciniate.
Morphology Leaves
Petiole 5–10(–14) mm. long; blade membranous to subcoriaceous, usually dark green, concolorous, sometimes greyish on drying, oblong to elliptic or rarely obovate, (3.2–)3.8–9(–11.2) cm. long, (1.5–)2.3–3.6(–5) cm. wide, obtuse, acute or acuminate, cuneate, venation conspicuously reticulate above and beneath; margin weakly to conspicuously toothed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence glabrous; bracts 0.5–1 mm. long, triangular, acute, with entire or erose margin, persistent; pedicels 1–2.5 mm. long.
Morphology General Buds
Buds globose, 1–1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow or yellowish green, veined darker green, ± 2.5–4 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subequal, broadly ovate to nearly orbicular, rounded, 0.5–1 mm. long, with ciliolate-denticulate margin.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals ovate-oblong to nearly orbicular, 1–1.5 mm. long, shortly unguiculate, rounded.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc cup-shaped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with slender filaments scarcely broadened towards the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary Ovules
Ovules 5–8 per locule; stigmas united.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps usually olive-green, oblong, 5.3–6.1 cm. long, 2.4–2.8 cm. wide, striate.
Figures
Fig. 17/4, p. 64.
Distribution
E. and S. tropical Africa

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Morphology General Habit
Scandent shrub up to 2.5 m high
Morphology Leaves
Leaves with petiole 3–10 mm long; blade membranous to almost leathery, green or pale green on both sides, 3.5–10.2 x 1.3–4.5 cm, obtuse, acute to acuminate at the apex, cuneate to rounded at the base, venation equally prominent on both sides, margin subentire to crenate-serrate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences with peduncle 3–37 mm long; pedicel 1–2.5 mm long
Morphology General Buds
Buds globose, 1–2 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers yellow or yellowish green, 2.5–4 mm wide
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subequal, 0.5–1 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 1–1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disk cup-shaped, 1–1.2 mm in diam. Stamens 1–1.5 mm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps olive green, oblong, 3.5–5 x 2.4–2.6 cm, striate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds c. 6, each 13–17 x 7–8 mm, wing 2–3.2 x 9–12 mm.
Distribution
S3
Ecology
Altitude c. 50 m.
Note
First record for Somalia.

Native to:

Angola, Cameroon, Gabon, Kenya, Mozambique, Somalia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Pristimera andongensis (Welw. ex Oliv.) N.Hallé appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 2, 1982 Welwitsch [1330], Angola K000036069 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 3: 9 (1981)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Robson, N.K.B. & al. (1994). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Celastraceae: 1-78.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • 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.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) in Thulin, M. (ed.) (1999). Flora of Somalia 2: 1-303. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • N. Hallé in Bull. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris, sér. 4, T.3, sect. B, Adansonia 1: 9 (1981).
  • N. Hallé in Fl. Cameroun 32: 170 (1990).
  • N. Hallé in Fl. Gabon 29: 208, t. 60 (1986)

Flora of Somalia
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