Dichapetalum angolense Chodat
  • Bull. Herb. Boissier


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Dichapetalum angolense Chodat. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000645088. Accessed on: 30 Nov 2020'

Morphology

Shrub, up to 12 ft.

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    Pistil 2.5–3(–4) mm. long, 3-locular, densely woolly; style glabrous.

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    Fruits subglobose to obovoid-ellipsoid, rounded or obtuse at base, obtuse, rounded, or shortly apiculate at apex, ± 2–3.5 cm. long, 1.5–2.5 cm. in diameter, 1–3-seeded, densely tomentose or velvety.

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    Seeds subellipsoid, up to 22 mm. long and ± 13 mm. in diameter.

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    Stipules (5–)9–15(–30) mm. long, deeply pinnatisect or at least dentate, very rarely entire.

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    Petiole (3–)4–10(–15) mm. long, (6–)12–20(–30) mm. long when united with peduncle; blade papery to thinly coriaceous, obovate-elliptic, (7–)12–25(–53) × (2.5–)5–11(–21) cm., base mostly cordate, subcordate, or obtuse, tip acute or shortly and acutely acuminate, the acumen up to ± 2 cm. long; midrib and the (6–)8–11(–15) pairs of lateral nerves often conspicuous; glands mostly few and inconspicuous.

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    Liana, lianescent shrub or shrub.

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    Stems and branches hollow; cross-section of the xylar cylinder circular or nearly so; branchlets hollow, often longitudinally grooved, densely brown or blackish velutinous, or densely brown or greyish tomentose (often with stiff hairs intermixed); similar indumentum present on stipules, petioles, and inflorescences, and often on the midrib and main lateral nerves as well.

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    Petals erect to spreading, more rarely reflexed, ± obovate-spathulate in outline, (2–)2.5–3(–4) mm. long, split ± 1.5 mm., outside usually with a few hairs below split, inside glabrous.

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    Stamens usually erect or nearly so, 2.5–3.5(–5) mm. long, glabrous.

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    Inflorescences up to 15 cm. in diameter, (5–)6–9(–10) times dichotomously branched; peduncle (0–)0.5–1.5(–3) cm. long, usually adnate to the petiole, often completely so, sometimes absent and branched initially in the axil; lowermost branches up to 5.5 cm. long; lower forks usually without a terminal flower; bracts and bracteoles linear-subulate to triangular, up to 10 mm. long, the lower sometimes pinnatisect or dentate like the stipules; pedicel articulated above the middle, up to 11 mm. long, the upper part (0.5–)1–2(–2.5) mm. long, tomentose, sometimes with a few long hairs as well.

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    Sepals reflexed, ovate-elliptic to oblong, 2–3(–4) × 1–1.5(–2) mm., rounded to obtuse or ± acute, tomentose outside, inside glabrous or puberulous in upper part.

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    Liane'atteignant le sommet des arbres, parfois arbuste (?); tige atteignant 10 cm de diam.; rameaux de 3-4 mm de diam., à entre-nœuds de 4-7 cm de long, bien cylindriques, montrant de légers sillons longitudinaux et couverts d'un tomentum dense et ± court de couleur canelle qu'on retrouve sur les stipules, pétioles, grosses nervures et inflorescences.'Feuilles'à stipules très caduques, de ± 1 cm de long, pinnatifides, à lobes aigus de 1 mm de long; pétiole de 1 cm de long sur les rameaux non florifères, atteignant 2,5 cm lorsqu'il est soudé au pédoncule d'une inflorescence, le 1/4 supérieur seulement restant libre; limbe obovale à elliptique, tronqué ou subcordulé à la base, assez arrondi au sommet et brièvement acuminé, de 12-20 cm de long et 7-10 cm de large, à pubescence courte et douce au toucher sur les 2 faces, plus dense en dessous; grosses nervures rousses, les secondaires très en relief, au nombre de ± 10 paires, anastomosées à 1-2 mm du bord.'Inflorescences'à pédoncule soudé au pétiole sur ±1,5 cm de long, puis ramifié en 2 branches très divergentes de 1-2 cm de long, elles-mêmes 2-3 fois dichotomiques, l'ensemble atteignant 6-10 cm de long et de large.'Fleurs'blanches ou violacées, à pédicelle de 3-4 mm de long, articulé plus haut que le milieu, la base persistante ayant 2-3 mm de long; sépales réfléchis, linéaires, aigus, de 2-2,5 mm de long, velus et beiges à l'extérieur, glabres et pourpre foncé à l'intérieur; pétales de 2,5-3 mm de long, 2-fides juqu'au 2/3 de leur longueur, à onglet étroit; étamines de 3-3,5 mm de long; pistil de 3,5 mm de long; ovaire globuleux, à longs poils cotonneux enroulés; style glabre, à branches de 0,3 mm de long.'Fruits subsphériques, non apiculés, de ± 1,2 cm de diam., couverts d'un velours fauve, de poils denses et courts.

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    • Habitat

      Forêts ombrophiles primitives, lisières, jachères forestières. En fleurs en septembre-octobre.

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      •  Information From

        Dichapetalaceae
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