Genus:
Monotes A.DC.

Monotes lutambensis Verdc.

This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Tanzania.

[FTEA]

Dipterocarpaceae, B. Verdcourt. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Tree 12–20 m. tall; stems slender, soon glabrous, with corrugated fissured brown bark.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades oblong-elliptic, 6–8 cm. long, 3.5–5.5 cm. wide, rounded at base and apex or slightly subcordate, densely puberulous above with very short curly hairs and minutely glandular beneath with raised venation and midrib drying reddish brown, quite visible but with scattered long and short hairs, the ultimate venation reticulate with small areoles but not minute as in M. elegans nor with venation anastomosing so characteristically, the general appearance slightly glaucous due to areoles covered with very dense shiny microhairs and over the whole surface a scattered but in places quite dense covering of long tangled cottony hairs originating from the sides of the veinlets; petioles ± 1.5 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescences axillary and terminal, made up of elements ± 2 cm. long, 3 cm. wide; axes velvety pale brown tomentose and with longer hairs; pedicels 0.5–1 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate, 2.5 mm. long, 2.2 mm. wide, densely tomentose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla white; petals 8 mm. long, 2 mm. wide, densely silky-tomentose outside, with more sparse hairs within at base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens Anthers
Anthers with small rhomboid connective appendages.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruits not seen.
Habitat
Open woodland; 200–250 m.
Distribution
T8 not known elsewhere

Native to:

Tanzania

Monotes lutambensis Verdc. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Fl. Trop. E. Africa, Dipterocarpac.: 9 (1989)

Accepted by

  • Verdcourt, B. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dipterocarpaceae: 1-10.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Verdcourt, B. (1989). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Dipterocarpaceae: 1-10.

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0