Phyllobotryon paradoxum (Baill.) Hul

This species is accepted, and its native range is Congo to E. Tanzania and Angola.

[FTEA]

Flacourtiaceae, H. Sleumer (Rijksherbarium, Leiden). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1975

Morphology General Habit
Erect, not or little branched glabrous shrub, 0.5–2(–4) m. tall.
Morphology Leaves
Leaves clustered near the tips of the branchlets; blade elongate-obovate or -spathulate, apex rounded though tip abruptly acuminate for 1.5–2.5 cm., long-attenuate towards the base, subcoriaceous, ± sharply serrate-dentate, 15–36 cm. long, 4–10 cm. broad; lateral nerves 14–18 pairs, prominent on both faces; petiole 1–10 cm. long; stipules lanceolate, 10–13 mm. long, 3–4 mm. broad, caducous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 1–3(–4)-flowered, on the midrib of the upper 2/3 to 3/4 of the lamina, glabrous; median bract ovate-lanceolate, accrescent, (8–)10–40 mm. long, 6–20 mm. broad; lateral bracteoles 2–3 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Pedicel
Pedicel 1–3(–10) mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals ovate, ciliolate, 5–9 mm. long, 3–4 mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals oblong, whitish, ciliate, 10–30(–40) mm. long, 5–10(–12) mm. broad.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Filaments 4–8 mm. long; anthers 1.5 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Ovary glabrous; style 5–8 mm. long, the 2–4 branches of the stigma ± 1 mm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule subglobose, ± 1 cm. in diameter; pericarp 1 mm. thick.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds 2 or 3, subglobular-angular, ± 5 mm. in diameter, yellowish, glabrous.
Figures
Fig. 10.
Habitat
In understorey of riverine forest; 900–1340 m.
Distribution
T4

Native to:

Angola, Congo, Tanzania, Zaïre

Phyllobotryon paradoxum (Baill.) Hul appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 13: 162 (1991)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Streliztia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Bamps, P. (1968). Flore du Congo du Rwanda et du Burundi, Flacourtiaceae (1): 1-61. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique, Bruxelles.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Streliztia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sleumer, H. (1975). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Flacourtiaceae: 1-68.

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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  • 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