Tapura fischeri Engl.
  • Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas


This taxon is accepted by Dichapetalaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

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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    Habitat

    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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     Information From

    Dichapetalaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
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    e-Flora of South Africa
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    • B All Rights Reserved
    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FTEA
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    Plants Of the World Online Portal - FWTA
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    • D The Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Global Tree Assessment
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    BGCI. 2018. GlobalTreeSearch online database. Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Richmond, U.K. Available at www.bgci.org. Accessed on 30/11/2018.
    • F Botanic Gardens Conservation International