Tapura fischeri Engl.
  • Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Tapura fischeri Engl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000407034. Accessed on: 02 Dec 2020'

Morphology

Small much-branched tree, to 40 ft. high

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    Flowers white.

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    Petiole (1–)2–10(–17) mm. long, usually slightly longer when united with stalk of inflorescence, subappressed hairy; blade papery, elliptic to obovate, (2–)4–10(–16) × (1–)2–5(–7) cm., cuneate to rounded and often unequal-sided at base, usually shortly acuminate at apex, the acumen rounded to acute, up to 1(–2) cm. long; glabrous to hairy and often soon glabrescent above, often more densely hairy beneath especially on midrib and main laterals, glabrescent or not, sometimes with persistent dots of hairs in the axils of main laterals; 4–7(–8) pairs of main lateral nerves.

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    Stipules triangular, 1–5 mm. long, subappressed hairy, sometimes with glandular margin, soon caducous.

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    Flowers 2.5–3.5 mm. long; pedicel up to 3(–6) mm. long, the upper part 0–0.5(–1) mm. long, usually glabrous.

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    Inflorescence a subumbel, up to ± 35-flowered, subglabrous to ± densely subappressed hairy; peduncle partly to completely adnate to petiole, sometimes free, (4–)5–8(–13) mm. long; bracts and bracteoles ovate-triangular, up to 1(–1.5) mm. long.

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    Fig. 4.

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    Seed subellipsoid, 3–4 mm. long, 1–1.5 mm. in diameter, rounded to acutish at both ends.

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    Fruits ovoid to obliquely ellipsoid, sometimes subglobose, 1–3-seeded, ± distinctly lobed when more than 1-seeded, glabrous to densely villous-tomentose, dehiscent, exposing the endocarp surrounded by some scarlet mesocarp.

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    Branches often minutely lenticellate; branchlets ± subappressed hairy.

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    Bark grey-brown, rather smooth.

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    Sepals erect, suborbicular to ovate-elliptic, up to ± 1 × 1 mm., glabrous to sparsely hairy outside, usually glabrous inside, margin ciliate.

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    Petals with stamens united into a 0.5–1(–1.5) mm. long, thin, glabrous to hairy tube with free apical parts; large, abaxial petal 2–2.5 mm. long, basal part hyaline, upper part deflexed, pubescent outside, 0.5–1 mm. split, lobes cucculate; 3 lateral petals shorter, ± 2 mm. long, 0.3–0.5 mm. split, appressed pubescent outside; 2 remaining petals entire, appressed-pubescent outside.

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    Shrub to small tree, up to ± 24 m. tall and 45 cm. in diameter, branches often horizontal or even drooping.

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    Fertile stamens 2(–3); sterile stamens 1–3, pubescent.

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    Pistil (2–)3-merous, 2–3(–3.5) mm. long; ovary glabrous to densely hairy; style subappressed pubescent in upper part, more sparsely so or glabrous in lower part.

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    Shrub to small tree, up to ± 24 m tall and 45 cm in diameter, branches often horizontal or even drooping. Bark grey-brown, rather smooth. Branches often minutely lenticellate; branchlets ± subappressed hairy. Stipules triangular, 1-5 mm long, subappressed hairy, sometimes with glandular margin, soon caducous. Petiole (1-)2-10(-17) mm long, usually slightly longer when united with stalk of inflorescence, subappressed hairy; blade papery, elliptic to obovate, (2-)4-10(-16) x (1-)2-5(-7) cm, cuneate to rounded and often unequal-sided at base, usually shortly acuminate at apex, the acumen rounded to acute, up to 1(-2) cm long; glabrous to hairy and often soon glabrescent above, often more densely hairy beneath especially on midrib and main laterals, glabrescent or not, sometimes with persistent dots of hairs in the axils of main laterals; 4-7(-8) pairs of main lateral nerves. Inflorescence a subumbel, up to ± 35-flowered, subglabrous to ± densely subappressed hairy; peduncle partly to completely adnate to petiole, sometimes free, (4-)5-8(-13) mm long; bracts and bracteoles ovate-triangular, up to 1(-1.5) mm long. Flowers 2.5-3.5 mm long; pedicel up to 3(-6) mm long, the upper part 0-0.5(-1) mm long, usually glabrous. Sepals erect, suborbicular to ovate-elliptic, up to ± 1 x 1 mm, glabrous to sparsely hairy outside, usually glabrous inside, margin ciliate. Petals with stamens united into a 0.5-1(-1.5) mm long, thin, glabrous to hairy tube with free apical parts; large, abaxial petal 2-2.5 mm long, basal part hyaline, upper part deflexed, pubescent outside, 0.5-1 mm split, lobes cucculate; 3 lateral petals shorter, ± 2 mm long, 0.3-0.5 mm split, appressed pubescent outside; 2 remaining petals entire, appressed-pubescent outside. Fertile stamens 2(-3); sterile stamens 1-3, pubescent. Pistil (2-)3-merous, 2-3(-3.5) mm long; ovary glabrous to densely hairy; style subappressed pubescent in upper part, more sparsely so or glabrous in lower part. Fruits ovoid to obliquely ellipsoid, sometimes subglobose, 1-3-seeded, ± distinctly lobed when more than 1-seeded, glabrous to densely villous-tomentose, dehiscent, exposing the endocarp surrounded by some scarlet mesocarp. Seed subellipsoid, 3-4 mm long, 1-1.5 mm in diameter, rounded to acutish at both ends.

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    Arbre'atteignant 10 m de haut et 10 cm de diam.; rameaux longs de 2-3 mm de diam., glabres, à écorce plissée et petites lenticelles, émettant de nombreuses ramilles florifères de 3-10 cm de long et 1 mm de diam., glabres.'Feuilles'à stipules linéaires, aiguës, de 5-8 mm de long, très caduques; pétiole de 5-8 mm de long, glabre; limbe elliptique-oblancéolé, cunéiforme vers le bas, le sommet longuement atténué en un acumen obtus, de dimensions très variables, le plus souvent de 5-8 cm de long et 1-3 cm de large, plus grand sur les rejets, plus petit sur les ramilles latérales, glabre sur les 2 faces ou à poils rares sur la nervure médiane, l'inférieure plus brillante que la supérieure; nervures secondaires au nombre de ± 5 paires.'Inflorescences'en fausses ombelles ± 20-flores insérées en apparence au sommet du pétiole, de ± 8 mm de long et 10 mm de large.'Fleurs'à pédicelle de 2-3 mm de long, articulé au 2/3-3/4 supérieurs, glabre ou à poils très rares, pourvu à la base de bractées aiguës de 0,5 mm de long; sépales arrondis ou ovales, les plus grands de 1 mm de long, presque glabres; pétales soudés dans leur 1/2 inférieure, le plus long de 2,5 mm, 2-fide, à lobes capuchonnés, 2 autres plus courts, 2-lobés à lobes plies longitudinalement, tous 3 velus extérieurement, le 4e plan, membraneux et 2-fide; étamines fertiles 2, ne dépassant pas la corolle, à grosse anthère cordiforme cachée avant l'anthèse dans le capuchon du grand pétale; staminodes (?); disque de 0,5 mm de long pistil de 2 mm de long; ovaire glabre; style assez robuste, nettement 2-3-lobé.'Fruits non mûrs (?) jusqu'à 8 par ombelle, ovoïdes, de 3-4 mm de long, glabres, à calice persistant et pédicelle non accrescent.

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    • Habitat

      Lisières de forêts, bords de rivières, galeries, jachères en forêt, savanes, jusqu'à 1000 m d'altitude.

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      • Forest, sometimes riverine.

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        Distribution

        Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, from Ivory Coast eastwards to southern Sudan and Ethiopia, southwards to Natal (not collected in Central African Republic, Gabon, Angola and Zambia).

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