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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ivory Coast, W. Central Tropical Africa to SW. Kenya.
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
Tall liane with young stems smooth; older stems brownish, obscurely lenticellate.
Morphology Leaves Stipules
Stipules ovate, 0.5–1 mm. long.
Morphology Leaves
Petiole 8–16 mm. long; blade subcoriaceous, lead-coloured beneath when dry, pale above, elliptic or oblong-elliptic, (5.5–)7–13(–15) cm. long (3–)3.5–8 cm. wide, acute to acuminate, cuneate, veins prominent, especially below; margin very obscurely toothed, somewhat undulate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence puberulent; bracts ovate, 0.5–1 mm. long, acute, ciliolate, persistent; pedicels 0.5–1 mm. long, puberulent.
Morphology General Buds
Buds subglobose, ± 0.8–1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers greenish, conspicuously veined darker, ± 3–3.5 mm. in diameter.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals subequal, ovate, ± 1 mm. long, acute, ciliolate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals obovate, 1.5–2 mm. long, unguiculate, rounded, ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Disc
Disc cushion-like, obscurely 5-lobed.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens with short flattened filaments widened at the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary Ovules
Ovules 5–8 per locule; stigmas united.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Mericarps oblong, rounded at base and apex, 5.5–5.8 cm. long, 1.8–2.6 cm. wide, striate.
Figures
Fig. 17/5, p. 64.
Habitat
Mixed forest; ± 1300–1600 m.
Distribution
K5 U2 U3/U4

Native to:

Cameroon, Central African Repu, Congo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda, Zaïre

Pristimera plumbea (Blakelock & R.Wilczek) N.Hallé appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Oct 1, 1982 Bequaest, J. [1903], Zaïre K000036050 isotype

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

Accepted by

  • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Aké Assi, L. (2001). Flore de la Côte-d'Ivoire: catalogue systématique, biogéographie et écologie. I Boissiera 57: 1-396.
  • 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.
  • Robson, N.K.B. & al. (1994). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Celastraceae: 1-78.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

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: 166, t. 70/1–11 (1990).
  • N. Hallé in Fl. Gabon 29: 203, t. 58/1–11 (1986)

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